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verb


(1)   Distinguish oneself
"She excelled in math"
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Etymology


excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

Verb



  1. To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.
    I excelled everyone else with my exam results.
  2. To be much better than others.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 2.
      If, then, there is something in what the poets say, and jealousy is natural to the divine power, it would probably occur in this case above all, and all who excelled in this knowledge would be unfortunate.