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excel (English)

Part of Speech: Verb

ex | cel, past participle: ex | celled, present participle: ex | cel | ling
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ɪkˈsel], past participle: […], present participle: […]
Word meaning / definition:
1) intransitive:to excel in / at something: to excel, to excel at something; excellent at something, being an ace
2) reflexive: surpass yourself
Origin of the term:
occupied since about 1400; from Latin ex-cellere "Rise up / protrude, rise"
Application examples:
1) I've never excelled at English.
I never was especially good in english.
1) Tom excels at chess - you can't beat him.
Tom is in playing chess an ace - no one can conquer him.
Typical word combinations:
1) to excel at diving - be a good diver
1) to excel at school - shine at school
1) to excel in certainareas - to stand out in certain areas
Word formations:
excelsior, excellent
Simple present: I, you, they excel; hey, she, it excels
Simple past: excelled
Present participle: excelling
Past participle: excelled


Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in English:

Bayern Munich have been crying out for a new playmaker to excel in the No.10 role. In recent years, Mario Götze and James Rodriguez have failed to truly find their feet but Philippe Coutinho may prove to be the answer.
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2019

In the club game, Nickie Quaid is regarded as a jack of all trades, the man to excel in any role asked of him, but as an inter-county star he's a master of the small square.
Independent.ie, July 27, 2019

Stormzy wants to prove to young black people that they can excel in whatever lane they want.
Female First, January 09, 2019

The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom - though they may be hitting a peak.
The Washington Times, May 8, 2019

Wales excel themselves by committing two handling errors in three passes. England have a scrum in middle of Wales half. 3.08pm BST George Ford caresses it over from close range.
The Guardian, August 11, 2019

Greg Inglis could have returned to the Origin arena this year, but he opted against the move to allow the Maroons ’rising stars a chance to excel on the big stage.
news.com.au, October 27, 2020

They need to almost excel beyond the average male in order to be heard, to stand out enough and to be recognized.
Female First, October 04, 2020

He may not have got on the score-sheet, but Giroud’s physical presence and hold-up play enabled Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to excel as France won Russia 2018. “He was fundamental,” said coach Didier Deschamps.
FIFA, October 07, 2020

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Entries from our dictionary containing "excel":

davanter:… 1) esport, futbol, ​​futbolista application examples: 1) Uwe Seeler era un davanter center excel.lent. German: Uwe Seeler was a fantastic center forward ...

centrecampista:… 1) esport, futbol, ​​futbolista Examples of use: 1) El centrecampista ha fet un joc excel.lent. English: The midfielder has a brilliant game ...

exceed: ... - Your success exceeded all expectations. Synonyms: cap, overstep, surpass, transcend excel, outdo, outstrip, outvie, pass, surpass phrase / idioms: exceed a quota -…

excels: excels (English) part of speech: conjugated form grammatical features: 3rd person singular indicative present active of the verb excel

excelled: excelled (English) part of speech: conjugated form grammatical features: simple past of the verb excel part of speech: participle II Grammatical features: past participle ...

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excelled (English) Part of speech: Conjugated form Grammatical characteristics: Simple past of the verb excel Part of speech:…

excellent (English) Part of speech: Adjective increases: Positiv excellent, comparative more excellent, superlative most excellent ...

excelling Part of Speech: Participle I Grammatical characteristics: Present participle of the verb excel

excels (English) Part of speech: Conjugated form Grammatical characteristics: 3rd person singular indicative present active of the verb excel

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