Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you exceed something, you go beyond (farther than) the limits, beyond the regular level or beyond what is allowed. (verb) If A exceeds B, A is or becomes larger or better than B

Examples: (verb) The amount of carbon dioxide that these cars emit exceeds government limits. (verb) The quality of her essay exceeded my hopes. (verb) The company’s 2018 revenue exceeds that of 2017.

Synonyms: verbs: surpass, beat, eclipse. surpass, pass.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 E

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