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
This issue of income inequality transcends the demographics of our multicultural state and impacts our neighbors and co-workers alike.
In this way the magazine’s abolitionist founders reconciled a vision of nonpartisanship with a belief that moral truth transcended journalistic neutrality.
The show sort of transcends all of the sociopolitical stuff going on right now.
But the reason the Theranos saga has resonated so deeply, and that Holmes and Balwani face such serious charges now, is that the scandal also transcends the typical tech hype cycle.
But this is the digital age, and learning has transcended brick and mortar.
See, the irony of playing trapped so well in that movie—so well, in fact, that one line, a mere series of hauntingly agonized no's, embodied and then transcended the film—is that Gabriel may have unwittingly trapped herself outside of the movie.
What’s at stake here, though, transcends carnality.
The most disheartening part of all of this is the overwhelmingly common narrative that love is a universal common denominator that transcends race.
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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.
best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst;
go one better, run circles around (or run rings around);
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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