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
To residents like Contreras, those are the kind of ties between the U.S. and Mexico that transcend any wall.
And if Cousins is truly focused on something deeper, an emotional connection that transcends material gain, the Cardinals need to seize the moment.
Tennis is a niche sport in America, and only a few players—Serena, Federer, Nadal—have transcended the game to enter the broader public consciousness.
There are some athletes who transcend their sport simply by their sheer brilliance, their skill and success making their case for them.
The movement and emotion in Vincent’s art has transcended time, culture and geography.
In a sport that has been starving for diversity throughout its history, a Wallace victory at the Daytona 500 would transcend sports and become a major news story.
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya bring poetry and gravitas to roles that transcend mere support.
Regardless of venue, American Runway ultimately reminds readers that today’s catwalk is a stage on which fashion transcends commerce to become theater.
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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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