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
Hundreds of well-wishers and admirers paid their final respects Friday to Barbara Bush, the former first lady whose no-nonsense, matriarchal style transcended politics and touched people across the nation.
What’s more, even in a country as steeped in traditional social values as Japan, a father can pass on the craft of his ancestors to his daughter, indicating how preserving tradition transcends gender.
Similarly, Facebook saw $100 billion in market capitalization evaporate in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, because its reputation transcended Mark Zuckerberg’s heartfelt promises to make Facebook a force for good.
Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds and John Krasinski in ‘A Quiet Place’. Photo: Paramount Pictures There’s reason to be grateful any time a genre movie transcends the genre’s limits while still respecting its conventions.
The fact that El Salvador and Nicaragua are both run by former leftist guerrillas, illustrates how conservative social views transcend political leanings.
Like yoga or Zen, its purpose is enlightenment—and the philosophy transcends the bedroom into all aspects of life.
Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is intensifying and even transcending the office of the special counsel.
March 30, 2018 —This past month, some of the films that caught Monitor film critic Peter Rainer's attention had themes including the spirit that can transcend war and how people forgive in unimaginable circumstances.
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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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