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Ex*ceed" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Exceeding.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. excéder. See Cede.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
Name the time, but let it not Shak.
Exceed three days.
Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. Pope.
Syn. -- To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie; overtop.
Ex*ceed", v. i. 1. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. “In our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed.” Jer. Taylor.
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. Deut. xxv. 3.
2. To be more or greater; to be paramount. Shak.