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Synonyms for surpass
sərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpass(verb)

    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, outperform(verb)

    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, pass(verb)

    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, surpass(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. surpass(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surpass(v)

    Synonyms:
    excel, exceed, outdo, outstrip, transcend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exceed, outperform, outdo

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How to use surpass in a sentence?

  1. Border Patrol:

    We are geared up to surpass last year's heat-related deaths and the summer is just beginning, the demographics of the illegal aliens we are apprehending, the family units, the unaccompanied children, they're a lot more vulnerable.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do precede forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

  3. Eliud Kipchoge:

    This would really surpass everything because this will go in the history as far as the human family is concerned, it is not about recognition or ratification but to make history and to pass on a message that no human is limited. Running the fastest-ever marathon of 2:00.25 was the proudest moment of my career.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To dictate self-interests than mutual, cannot surpass and prevail, upon one who stays self-determined.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The addiction to selfie is enough proof to see how that person feels alone & aloof and loves only oneself, not a bit to others and women surpass men often in this connection.


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