Meaning of “excel” in the English Dictionary

"excel" in British English

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(Definition of “excel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"excel" in American English

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excelverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪkˈsel/ -ll-

to do something very well or be highly skilled, and be better than most others:

[ I ] They all performed well, but the lead dancer really excelled.

(Definition of “excel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"excel" in Business English

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excelverb [ I ]

uk /ɪkˈsel/ us -ll-

to be extremely good at something:

excel in/at sth Their biggest competitive advantage is that they excel at manufacturing small, gas-efficient vehicles at low cost.


uk us trademark IT

a brand of software used for creating spreadsheets (= documents with rows of data for showing amounts and making calculations):

These instructions assume you are familiar with using Excel.

(Definition of “excel” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)