Synonyms for Surpass:


infest, abound, break the ... barrier, litter. work, take off, work out, shape up, bear fruit, prosper, develop, come off, function. surpass (noun)
outstrip, outgo, go past, travel by, outdo, outmatch, stand out, pass by, exceed, transcend, surmount, go by, pass, excel.


excel (verb)
cap, eclipse, excel, outstrip, predominate, outdo, best, beat, exceed, outclass, outperform, overshadow, transcend.
outdo something or someone (verb)
better, best, eclipse, transcend, outpace, go beyond, overstep, outrun, overshadow, improve upon, beat, surmount, outstrip, outperform, pass, cap, excel, outdistance, outmatch, outgo, exceed.
overrun (verb)
overshoot, overtake, overstep, overwhelm, transgress, overrun, outpace, outdistance, outrun.

Other synonyms:

infest, abound. better. get ahead
prosper, overtake.
go by.
go beyond.
overstep, overshoot.

Usage examples for surpass

  1. " Sir," said the well- satisfied Salomon, after a successful performance of one of them, " I am strongly of opinion that you will never surpass these symphonies." – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
  2. They bathe several times daily, and surpass the majority of Europeans in cleanliness. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  3. She said he knew best, but that he would never surpass Mary Stuart. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh