Excelled



[ik-sel] /ɪkˈsɛl/

verb (used without object), excelled, excelling.
1.
to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well:
to excel in math.
verb (used with object), excelled, excelling.
2.
to surpass; be superior to; outdo:
He excels all other poets of his day.
/ɪkˈsɛl/
verb -cels, -celling, -celled
1.
to be superior to (another or others); surpass
2.
(intransitive; foll by in or at) to be outstandingly good or proficient: he excels at tennis
v.

c.1400, from Latin excellere “to rise, surpass, be eminent,” from ex- “out from” (see ex-) + -cellere “rise high, tower,” related to celsus “high, lofty, great,” from PIE root *kel- “to rise, be elevated” (see hill). Related: Excelled; excelling.

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