Examples of transcend in a Sentence
music that transcends cultural boundaries
She was able to transcend her own suffering and help others.
Her concerns transcended local issues.
Recent Examples of transcend from the Web
From everyday jeans to trucker jackets, Levi's transcends fleeting fashion and has established itself a bonafide essential.
Watching has transcended habit into ritual, like the prayers of sinners long since fallen by the wayside.
But his influence transcended football, or sports in general.
How should a South-African-American woman honor her inheritance, and transcend it?
The discussions of rights and costs and paper stock are pretty engrossing, but a lot less poignant than the personal exploration of what, if anything, can transcend death and loss.
All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality.
Mooney’s character, James, channels his trademark naiveté and fish-out-of-water persona, but with a level of depth that transcends McCary and Mooney’s past efforts.
A wedge salad was fine, but didn't transcend the usual version, and there wasn't enough blue cheese in the dressing.
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When Should You Use transcend?
Great leaders are expected to transcend the limitations of politics, especially during wartime and national crises. A great writer may transcend geographical boundaries to become internationally respected. And certain laws of human nature seem to transcend historical periods and hold true for all times and all places.
Synonymsbeat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), surpass
Related Wordsone-up, outpace, outrace, outrun, overpass; best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, outcompete, outperform, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst; outbalance, outweigh, overbear, overshadow, trump
Near Antonymslose (to)
Synonym Discussion of transcend
- exceed the speed limit
- the book surpassed our expectations
- transcended the values of their culture
- excels in mathematics
- outdid herself this time
- outstripped other firms in sales
TRANSCEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transcend for English Language Learners
: to rise above or go beyond the normal limits of (something)
TRANSCEND Defined for Kids
Definition of transcend for Students
- The music transcends cultural boundaries.
- The poem transcended all others in its beauty.
Word Root of transcend
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