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transcendv. t. [L. transcendere, transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See Scan.].
  •  To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds.  Howell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.  [1913 Webster]
    "Such popes as shall transcend their limits."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.  [1913 Webster]
transcendv. i. 
  •  To climb; to mount.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be transcendent; to excel.  [1913 Webster]


transcend, v.tr.
1 be beyond the range or grasp of (human experience, reason, belief, etc.).
2 excel; surpass.

ME f. OF transcendre or L transcendere (as TRANS-, scandere climb)



beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, exceed, excel, go beyond, go one better, improve on, loom, loom large, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outsoar, outstrip, outvie, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the mark, overstep, overtop, pass, perfect, predominate, preponderate, prevail, rear, rise above, soar, stand out, surpass, top, tower, tower above, tower over, trump




VB be beneficial, produce good, do good, profit, benefit, confer a benefit, be the making of, do a world of good, make a man of, produce a good effect, do a good turn, confer an obligation, improve, do no harm, break no bones, be good, excel, transcend, bear away the bell, stand the proof, stand the test, pass muster, pass an examination, challenge comparison, vie, emulate, rival.


VB be perfect, transcend, bring to perfection, perfect, ripen, mature, complete, put in trim, maturate.


VB be great, run high, soar, tower, transcend, rise to a great height, carry to a great height, know no bounds, ascend, mount, enlarge.


VB be superior, exceed, excel, transcend, outdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herod, pass, surpass, get ahead of, over-top, override, overpass, overbalance, overweigh, overmatch, top, o'ertop, cap, beat, cut out, beat hollow, outstrip, eclipse, throw into the shade, take the shine out of, outshine, put one's nose out of joint, have the upper hand, have the whip hand of, have the advantage, turn the scale, kick the beam, play first fiddle, preponderate, predominate, prevail, precede, take precedence, come first, come to a head, culminate, beat all others, bear the palm, break the record, take the cake, become larger, render larger.


VB transgress, surpass, pass, go beyond, go by, show in front, come to the front, shoot ahead of, steal a march upon, steal a gain upon, overstep, overpass, overreach, overgo, override, overleap, overjump, overskip, overlap, overshoot the mark, outstrip, outleap, outjump, outgo, outstep, outrun, outride, outrival, outdo, beat, beat hollow, distance, leave in the lurch, leave in the rear, throw into the shade, exceed, transcend, surmount, soar, encroach, trespass, infringe, trench upon, entrench on, intrench on, strain, stretch a point, strain a point, cross the Rubicon.

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