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Definition of Excel

Ex`cel´
v. t.1.To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
[imp. & p. p. Excelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Excelling.]
Excelling others, these were great;
Thou, greater still, must these excel.
- Prior.
I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
- Eccl. ii. 13.
2.To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
She opened; but to shut
Excelled her power; the gates wide open stood.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics.
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.
- Gen. xlix. 4.
Then peers grew proud in horsemanship t' excel.
- Pope.

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