Exceed vs accede

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Exceed means to be larger or greater in quantity, to go beyond a limit. Exceed may also mean to excel, to be superior. Related words are exceeds, exceeded, exceeding, exceedable, exceedingly, exceeder, exceedance. Exceed first appears in the late fourteenth century from the Latin excedere, meaning depart, go beyond, be in excess, surpass.

Accede means to take on the duties of an office, to agree to, to be a party to a treaty, to give in to demands. Related words are accedes, acceded, acceding, accedence, acceder. Accede comes into the English language in the early fifteenth century from the Latin accedere, meaning approach, enter upon.


The cost of cleaning up an abandoned uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan is expected to exceed $250 million, more than 10 times the original estimate – and the provincial and federal governments are divided on how the burden will be shared. (The Star-Phoenix)

Forty companies are said to have received notices and the total tax demand could exceed Rs 4,000 crore, according to estimates. (The Economic Times)

The passenger train operator will start on Thursday charging $20 to passengers who exceed limits for carry-on and personal items. (The Denver Post)

He also said that Jammu and Kashmir did not accede to India which is intolerant. (The Siasat Daily)

While the U.S., the U.N. and the rest of the Quartet on Palestine acceded to the Israeli demand not to come to Jerusalem and the occupied territories, the Israeli political leadership continues to accuse Palestinian leaders while the Israeli army contradicts the political branch and insists that the Ramallah-based leadership is not involved in encouraging the current attacks. (The World Post)

By Friday morning, Trump announced via Twitter that CNBC had acceded to the flamboyant businessman’s demand that the debate be capped at two hours. (The Washington Post)