|Origin:||excellere, from -cellere 'to rise, stick up'|
ex‧cel past tense and past participle excelled, present participle excelling
1 [intransitive, not in progressive]
to do something very well, or much better than most people
Rick has always excelled at foreign languages.
2 British English
to do something better than you usually do:
Graham has excelled himself with the new exhibition.