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surpass

verb

1 surpass

Distinguish oneself.

synonyms: excel, stand out.

Roget 873: be conscious of glory; be proud of etc. (pride) 878; exult etc. (boast) 884; be vain of etc. (vanity) 880.    be distinguished ... show more

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: onderscheiden, uitblinken, uitmunten



2 surpass

Be or do something to a greater degree:
— Her performance surpasses that of any other student I know.

synonyms: exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 33: be superior etc. adj.; exceed, excel, transcend; outdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herod; pass, surpass, ... show more

Roget 303: transgress, surpass, pass; go beyond, go by; show in front, come to the front; shoot ahead of; steal a march upon, steal a gain upon.    overstep, overpass, overreach, overgo, ... show more

Dutch: overtreffen, overklassen, overtroeven

3 surpass

Move past:
— One line of soldiers surpassed the other.

synonyms: go by, go past, pass, pass by, travel by.

Dutch: langskomen, overdrijven, overtrekken, passeren, voorbijgaan, voorbijkomen, voorbijtrekken

4 surpass

Be greater in scope or size than some standard.

synonyms: exceed, transcend.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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