The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Exceed \Ex*ceed"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Exceeding.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or
beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc['e]der.
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.
Name the time, but let it not
Exceed three days. --Shak.
Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope.
Syn: To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie;