vb. To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; - used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
Syn. - To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; overtop.
- vb. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. To be more or greater; to be paramount.