exceder
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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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exceder
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to exceed, to surpass
exceder el límite de velocidadto exceed o go over the speed limit
excede en dos kilos el peso permitidoit is two kilos over the weight limit
esto excede mis atribucionesthat is beyond my authority
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to be greater
exceder a o deto exceed
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (propasarse)
a. to go too far o overstep the mark
4. (rebasar el límite)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se excede en el pesoit's too heavy
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exceder
transitive verb
1 (superar) to exceed; surpass
los beneficios han excedido el millón de euros profits are in excess of o have exceeded a million euros
2 (sobrepasar) to surpass
las imágenes excedían cualquier cosa que pudieras imaginar the pictures surpassed o were beyond anything you could imagine
3 (en importancia) to transcend
intransitive verb
exceder de algo to exceed sth; no puede exceder de diez páginas it cannot exceed ten pages; it cannot be longer than ten pages
pronominal verb
excederse
1 (sobrepasarse) to excel o.s.
2 (exagerar)
no te excedas con la bebida don't overdo it with the drink; excederse en sus funciones to exceed one's duty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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