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transgress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of transgress

  1. 1 to commit an offense <I didn't realize I was transgressing when I told your sister she looked like she had lost weight> Synonyms err, fall, sin, stray, offend, trespass, wanderRelated Words breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess upNear Antonyms forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue

  2. 2 to fail to keep <don't even think about transgressing the drug laws of that Asian country, for punishments are severe and there's nothing that our government can do to intervene> Synonyms breach, break, contravene, fracture, infringe, offend, traduce, violateRelated Words disobey, rebel; blow off, brush (off), disregard, flout, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, resist, withstandNear Antonyms defer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watchAntonyms comply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey, observe





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