This word needs an antonym, and I strongly encourage the use of "subceed" in this position. I would approve of the use of SUBCEED, but be wary of other uses of the same word in other languages and cultures. In engineering terms - it is needed to balance the term "exceed" mk
Google provides plenty of history of usage of subceed, and I use it often as the only concise way to define sequences of operation of automation systems based on inequality checks of variables: http://www.google.com/search?q=subceed
for an antonym, look at "deceed" as a possibility as in the Temperature deceeded the freezing point last night.