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surpass (v.)

1550s, from French surpasser "go beyond, exceed, excel" (16c.), from sur- "beyond" (see sur- (1)) + passer "to go by" (see pass (v.)). Related: Surpassed; surpassing.

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Definitions of surpass from WordNet

surpass (v.)
distinguish oneself;
Synonyms: excel / stand out
surpass (v.)
be or do something to a greater degree;
Synonyms: outstrip / outmatch / outgo / exceed / outdo / surmount / outperform
surpass (v.)
move past;
One line of soldiers surpassed the other
Synonyms: travel by / pass by / go past / go by / pass
surpass (v.)
be greater in scope or size than some standard;
Synonyms: exceed / transcend
From wordnet.princeton.edu