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Both "excede" and "exceda" are forms of "exceder", which is often translated as "to exceed". Learn more about "exceder" below.
exceder(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to go beyond)
a. to exceed
La maleta excede las medidas que permite la aerolínea.The suitcase exceeds the dimensions allowed by the airline.
b. to surpass
El niño excede la altura máxima para montar en la atracción.The child surpasses the maximum height for riding the attraction.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to go beyond)
a. to exceed
Mi tesis excede el límite de 500 páginas.My thesis exceeds the 500-page limit.
b. to be greater
Los tuits no pueden exceder de 140 caracteres.Tweets cannot be greater than 140 characters.
excederse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to cross the line)
a. to go too far
Pedro se ha excedido en sus comentarios sobre el aspecto de Luisa.Pedro has gone too far in his comments about Luisa's looks.
b. to overstep the mark
Los padres se han excedido en el castigo de su hijo.The parents have overstepped the mark in the punishment of their son.
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