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surpass (verb) prove greater than someone else.

When you surpass anyone in something, you excel them, or you prove greater than them. Helen of Troy was more beautiful than any other woman of her day, so we say that Helen surpassed all others in beauty.

  • Japan surpasses most other countries in technology. They are technologically more advanced than most other countries, in spite of her severe defeat in World War II.
  • Least expected to get even a good score, she surprised every one by surpassing all the others in her class. She got the highest score in her class.
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