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transcend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of transcend

  1. 1 to be greater, better, or stronger than a man whose practical knowledge of botany transcends that of his more educated colleagues Synonyms of transcend beat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), surpassWords Related to transcend one-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, trumpNear Antonyms of transcend lose (to)

  2. 2 to go beyond the limit of a person who believes that any true understanding of God transcends human intelligence Synonyms of transcend break, outreach, outrun, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep, surpass, exceedWords Related to transcend encroach, entrench (also intrench), infringe, invade, trespass; overdo, overuse, overutilize, overwork

Synonym Discussion of transcend

exceed, surpass, transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip mean to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure, or degree. exceed implies going beyond a limit set by authority or established by custom or by prior achievement.
    • exceed the speed limit
surpass suggests superiority in quality, merit, or skill.
    • the book surpassed our expectations
transcend implies a rising or extending notably above or beyond ordinary limits.
    • transcended the values of their culture
excel implies preeminence in achievement or quality and may suggest superiority to all others.
    • excels in mathematics
outdo applies to a bettering or exceeding what has been done before.
    • outdid herself this time
outstrip suggests surpassing in a race or competition.
    • outstripped other firms in sales


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