Pronunciation: (ik-sēd'),[key] —v.t. 1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit. 2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding. 3. to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
—v.i. 1. to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
2. to surpass others; excel or be superior.