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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote
Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.
Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.
bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst
fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender
Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.
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Princeton's WordNet1.7 / 6 votes
excel, stand out, surpassverb
"She excelled in math"
surmount, outmatch, exceed, outgo, go past, outperform, travel by, leap out, stick out, pass, excel, stand out, jump out, outstrip, transcend, go by, pass by, outdo, jump
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformverb
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"
go past, surmount, outstrip, outmatch, master, outflank, exceed, overcome, scoop, outgo, go by, get over, distance, outperform, travel by, overstep, top, excel, stand out, best, transcend, pass, scale, outdistance, trump, pass by, outdo, subdue
travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, passverb
"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"
run, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, occur, die, outmatch, snuff it, excrete, turn over, pass away, outstrip, spend, slide by, go, hand, outperform, legislate, happen, egest, exceed, return, slip away, drop dead, overstep, surmount, transcend, make it, authorize, pop off, fleet, outdo, stand out, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, fade, pass off, give-up the ghost, blow over, take place, expire, overhaul, go through, reach, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, glide by, extend, decease, excel, fall, pass, clear, exit, conk, travel by, buy the farm, pass along, authorise, go along, guide, outgo, pass on
exceed, transcend, surpassverb
be greater in scope or size than some standard
"Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
surmount, outstrip, outmatch, exceed, outgo, go by, travel by, outperform, stand out, overstep, top, excel, go past, transcend, pass, pass by, outdo
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How to use surpass in a sentence?
A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failedI well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
The will to live, gives you the strength to surpass your own to achieve life
I understand that our tennis era is changing ... and our top three are getting older and we are the ones that are coming up, nadal, Djokovic and Federer have always been there and they will be there and what I have to do is go the extra mile and surpass them ... that's my biggest challenge for next year.
Chief Financial Officer Felipe Negrao:
We expect the number of BanQi users to grow very rapidly and easily surpass some local competitors.
I think we'll certainly meet that, if not surpass it.
Translations for surpass
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- übertreffen, übersteigenGerman
- 勝る, 超えるJapanese
- overstijgen, overtreffenDutch
- overgåNorwegian Nynorsk
- ultrapassar, suplantar, superar, sobrepassarPortuguese
- превзойти, превосходитьRussian
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