exceed collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈsiːd/

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be greater than a number or amount; go above an official limit


Adverbs frequently used with exceed
by a large amount: comfortably, considerably, far, greatly, significantly, substantially, vastlyThere have been very significant increases over the last few years, far exceeding national averages.by a small amount: slightlyAs a result, expenditure may slightly exceed income, but not by a significant amount.
Nouns frequently used as the object of exceed
amount, average, budget, capacity, demand, limit, quota, speed limit, supply, target, thresholdYou will be required to develop business to exceed sales targets whilst providing a high level of customer service.

Usage note

If something is much better or much more than you expected, you can say that it exceeds your expectations: The attendance figure of more than 12,000 exceeded all our expectations.

 
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