|Origin:||exceder, from Latin excedere, from cedere 'to go'|
ex‧ceed W3 [transitive] formal
to be more than a particular number or amount:
Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week.
His performance exceeded our expectations.
to go beyond what rules or laws say you are allowed to do:
He was fined for exceeding the speed limit.
The riot police had exceeded their authority.