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VERB (4)

1. distinguish oneself;
- Example: "She excelled in math"
[syn: excel, stand out, surpass]

2. be or do something to a greater degree;
- Example: "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"
- Example: "She outdoes all other athletes"
- Example: "This exceeds all my expectations"
- Example: "This car outperforms all others in its class"
[syn: surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform]

3. move past;
- Example: "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"
- Example: "He passed his professor in the hall"
- Example: "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
[syn: travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass]

4. be greater in scope or size than some standard;
- Example: "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
[syn: exceed, transcend, surpass]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surpass \Sur*pass"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surpassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Surpassing.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See Sur-, and Pass.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to perform (an activity) better than; to exceed; to excel. [1913 Webster] This would surpass Common revenge and interrupt his joy. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surpass v 1: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: excel, stand out, surpass] 2: be or do something to a greater degree; "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" [syn: surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform] 3: move past; "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" [syn: travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass] 4: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds" [syn: exceed, transcend, surpass]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "surpass": bang, beat, best, better, cap, cob, ding, distance, eclipse, exceed, excel, get ahead of, go beyond, go one better, hold the field, improve on, leave behind, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outpace, outperform, outpoint, outrange, outrank, outrival, outrun, outshine, outstep, outstrip, outtop, outvie, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the mark, overstep, overtop, pass, perfect, predominate, preponderate, prevail, prevail over, put to shame, rank, shoot ahead of, steal a march, top, tower above, tower over, transcend, trump, worst