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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: exceder, from Latin excedere, from cedere 'to go'

exceed

verb
     
ex‧ceed W3 [transitive] formal
1 to be more than a particular number or amount:
Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week.
His performance exceeded our expectations.
2SCC 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.

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