verb (used with object)
to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding.
to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
verb (used without object)
to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
to surpass others; excel or be superior.

1325–75; Middle English exceden < Latin excēdere to go out or beyond. See ex-1, cede

exceedable, adjective
exceeder, noun
superexceed, verb (used without object)
unexceedable, adjective
unexceeded, adjective

accede, concede, exceed.

2. overstep, transcend. 3. outdo, outstrip, beat, cap, top.
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exceed (ɪkˈsiːd)
1.  to be superior to (a person or thing), esp in size or quality; excel
2.  (tr) to go beyond the limit or bounds of: to exceed one's income; exceed a speed limit
3.  to be greater in degree or quantity than (a person or thing)
[C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. exceder, from L. excedere "depart, go beyond," from ex- "out" + cedere "go, yield" (see cede). Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."
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Computing Dictionary

Exceed definition

A tool to display remote X Window System applications on Microsoft Windows. Exceed is not an X server.

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Example sentences
The cell has a set number of minutes which I rarely exceed.
Though there are both winners and losers, the winners' gains exceed the losers'
Sometime early in the next century, the intelligence of machines will exceed
  that of humans.
In testing cables to assure they have not exceeded resistance limits, the most
  accurate way is with an ohmmeter.
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