transcended; transcending; transcends
Essential Meaning of transcend
formal : to rise above or go beyond the normal limits of (something) music that transcends cultural boundaries She was able to transcend her own suffering and help others. Her concerns transcended local issues.
Full Definition of transcend
1a : to rise above or go beyond the limits of
b : to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of : overcome
c : to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence)
2 : to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power
: to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits
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