The correct answer is excel.
A. pass over
C. add as a footnote
The correct answer is (D) To excel (in performance, power, ability, etc.); to exceed, outdo. To go beyond (in excellence, capacity, amount, extent, degree, etc.). To be greater than.
Surpass comes from French surpasser.
Examples of use:
- The results surpassed all his aspirations.
- The newcomer's performance surpassed that of the others within weeks.