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Synonyms for surpass
sərˈpæs, -ˈpɑssur·pass

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surpass

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surpass

    Synonyms:
    eclipse, outvie, excel, outstrip, exceed, outdo, outstep, surmount, transcend

    Antonyms:
    fail, foil, equal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpassverb

    distinguish oneself

    "She excelled in math"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, passverb

    move past

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. exceed, transcend, surpassverb

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

    Synonyms:
    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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. surpassverb

    Synonyms:
    excel, exceed, outdo, outstrip, outrun, override, transcend, cap, overtop, beat, go beyond

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surpassverb

    Synonyms:
    excel, exceed, outdo, outstrip, transcend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "surpass":

    exceed, outperform, outdo

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How to use surpass in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama:

    Our evacuation centres are safe, they are sanitised and monitored to ensure they do not surpass capacity, those under quarantine due to the threat of coronavirus will not mix with others.

  2. Matthew Hoza:

    We're going to eventually see renewables surpass coal across the country.

  3. Norman Brookes:

    It was definitely a sign of destiny to start playing tennis, to aspire to be as good as Pete. To surpass him with Grand Slam titles, I'm speechless.

  4. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.”

  5. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Transcend the terrestrial, surpass the celestial, from nature’s hands when you receive the sublime pleasures of dance


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