Simple Definition of transgress
: to do something that is not allowed : to disobey a command or law
Full Definition of transgress
Examples of transgress
He who transgresses must seek forgiveness.
There are legal consequences for companies that transgress the rules.
Origin of transgress
Middle English, from Middle French transgresser, from Latin transgressus, past participle of transgredi to step beyond or across, from trans- + gradi to step — more at grade
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with transgress
abscess, access, address, aggress, assess, bench-press, caress, clothespress, coatdress, cold-press, compress, confess, cross-dress, CS, depress, de-stress, digress, distress, drill press, egress, excess, express, finesse, fluoresce, French press, full-dress, handpress, headdress, housedress, idlesse, impress, ingress, Meknes, much less, nightdress, noblesse, no less, obsess, oppress, outguess, possess, precess, prestress, princess, process, profess, progress, recess, redress, regress, re-press, repress, shirtdress, side-dress, SS, success, sundress, suppress, tendresse, top-dress, undress, unless, web press, winepress, word stress
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