Exceed vs. Overstep

Exceed vs. Overstep — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Exceed and Overstep

Exceedverb

To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass

a fortune that exceeds ten million dollars.demand that exceeded supply.

Overstepverb

To go beyond (a limit); exceed

overstepped the bounds of taste.

Exceedverb

To go beyond the limits of

I exceeded my allowance. The car exceeded the speed limit.

Overstepverb

(transitive) To go too far beyond (a limit); especially, to cross boundaries or exceed norms or conventions.

That color scheme really oversteps the bounds of good taste.

Exceedverb

To be better than or superior to

a material that exceeds all others in durability.

Overstepverb

To take a step in which the foot touches ground too far forward.

Exceedverb

(transitive) To be larger, greater than (something).

The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

Overstepverb

To move with a gait such that the hind foot touches the ground forward of the point where the front foot touches the ground.

Exceedverb

(transitive) To be better than (something).

The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

Overstepnoun

A gait in which the hind foot touches ground in front of where the front foot touches the ground.

Exceedverb

(transitive) To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.

Your password cannot exceed eight characters.

Overstepnoun

A movement in which one oversteps.

Exceedverb

(intransitive) To predominate.

Overstepverb

pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

Exceedverb

To go too far; to be excessive.

Overstepverb

go beyond;

She exceeded our expectationsShe topped her performance of last year

Exceedverb

go beyond;

Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Exceedverb

go beyond;

She exceeded our expectationsShe topped her performance of last year

Exceedverb

be or do something to a greater degree;

her performance surpasses that of any other student I knowShe outdoes all other athletesThis exceeds all my expectationsThis car outperforms all others in its class