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surpass - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surpass

(verb) distinguish oneself
Synonyms : excel , stand out
Example Sentence
  • She excelled in math

(verb) be or do something to a greater degree
Example Sentence
  • 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

(verb) move past
Synonyms : go by , go past , pass , pass by , travel by
Example Sentence
  • 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

(verb) be greater in scope or size than some standard
Synonyms : exceed , transcend
Example Sentence
  • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for surpass

surprise pass ~ be better than
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by athanhcong

in a quiz if a question is asked that EXCEEDS our knowledge we will pass it.
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by kruz

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