defeated (part of speech: verb)
outdone, captured, checkmated, beat, conquered, overpowered, humbled, routed, foiled, mastered, quelled, overcame, overturned, overthrew, subdued, crushed, whipped, predominated, vanquished, subjected, overcome, trumped, overthrown, trounced, defeated, triumphed, outplayed, beaten, won, surmounted
excelled (part of speech: verb)
- His cheek flushed, his eyes sparkled, and he almost outdid himself. - "The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way", Horatio Alger.
- On reaching Philadelphia, they were conducted, amidst the yells and hootings of the rabble, to the barracks, which had been intended to receive them; but the soldiers, who outdid the mob in their hatred of Indians, refused to admit them, and set the orders of the governor at defiance. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- His country friend helped him to the necessary implements, and Johnson applied himself with such earnestness to his new occupation that in a very short time he greatly outdid his master, giving the false money he had made so perfect a similitude to the specie for which he made it that it was impossible to distinguish it by the eye. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.