Definition of Surpass in English :

Define Surpass in English

Surpass meaning in English

Meaning of Surpass in English

Pronunciation of Surpass in English

Surpass pronunciation in English

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1. excel, stand out, surpass

distinguish oneself

Example Sentences:
'She excelled in math'

2. exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

Example Sentences:
'her performance surpasses that of any other student I know'
'She outdoes all other athletes'
'This exceeds all my expectations'
'This car outperforms all others in its class'

3. go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by

move past

Example Sentences:
'A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window'
'He passed his professor in the hall'
'One line of soldiers surpassed the other'

4. exceed, surpass, transcend

be greater in scope or size than some standard

Example Sentences:
'Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to be greater than in degree, extent, etc
to be superior to in achievement or excellence
to overstep the limit or range of
the theory surpasses my comprehension

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verb transitive
to excel or be superior to
to exceed in quantity, degree, amount, etc.
to go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of
riches surpassing belief

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tr.v. sur·passed, sur·pass·ing, sur·pass·es
1. To do more than or be superior to: surpassed her classmates in academic honors. See Synonyms at excel.
2. To be beyond the limit, powers, or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses comprehension.
3. To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed: The cost of the project surpassed its budget projections.

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