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Verb (usu participle)
3 in 3 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)


transgressv. t. [Cf. F. transgresser. See Transgression.].
  •  To pass over or beyond; to surpass.  [1913 Webster]
    "Surpassing common faith, transgressing nature's law."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the 1913 Webster]
    "For man will hearken to his glozing lies,
    And easily transgress the sole command.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To offend against; to vex.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why give you peace to this imperate beast
    That hath so long transgressed you ?
    "  [1913 Webster]
transgressv. i. 
     To offend against the law; to sin.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who transgressed in the thing accursed."  [1913 Webster]


transgress, v.tr. (also absol.)
1 go beyond the bounds or limits set by (a commandment, law, etc.); violate; infringe.
2 Geol. (of the sea) to spread over (the land).

transgression n. transgressive adj. transgressor n.
F transgresser or L transgredi transgress- (as TRANS-, gradi go)



advance upon, breach, breach the law, break, break bounds, break the law, care naught for, circumvent the law, commit a crime, commit sin, contravene, defy, disobey, disobey the law, disregard, disregard the law, do amiss, do violence to, do wrong, encroach, err, exceed, fall from grace, flout, go astray, go beyond, go counter to, go too far, go wrong, ignore, infract, infringe, intrude, invade, irrupt, know no bounds, lapse, make an inroad, misbehave, not conform, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not observe, offend, overstep, overstep the bounds, refuse to cooperate, scoff at, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, sin, trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon, trespass, usurp, violate, violate the law




VB fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, give the go-by to, set aside, ignore, shut one's eyes to, close one's eyes to, infringe, transgress, violate, pirate, break, trample under foot, do violence to, drive a coach and six through, discard, protest, repudiate, fling to the winds, set at naught, nullify, declare null and void, cancel, retract, go back from, be off, forfeit, go from one's word, palter, stretch a point, strain a point.

Dereliction of Duty

VB violate, break, break through, infringe, set aside, set at naught, encroach upon, trench upon, trample on, trample under foot, slight, neglect, evade, renounce, forswear, repudiate, wash one's hands of, escape, transgress, fail, call to account.


VB be vicious, sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress, misdemean oneself, forget oneself, misconduct oneself, misdo, misbehave, fall, lapse, slip, trip, offend, trespass, deviate from the line of duty, deviate from the path of virtue, take a wrong course, go astray, hug a sin, hug a fault, sow one's wild oats, render vicious, demoralize, brutalize, corrupt.


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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