(transitive) To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.
‘I excelled everyone else with my exam results.’;
(intransitive) To be much better than others.
(rare) To exceed, to go beyond
To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
‘Excelling others, these were great;Thou, greater still, must these excel.’; ‘I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.’;
To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
‘She opened; but to shutExcelled her power; the gates wide open stood.’;
To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics.
‘Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.’; ‘Then peers grew proud in horsemanship t' excel.’;
‘She excelled in math’;
be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject
‘she excelled at landscape painting’;
perform exceptionally well
‘the keeper excelled himself to keep out an Elliott header’;