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transcend

[ tran-send ]
/ trænˈsɛnd /
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verb (used with object)

to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
Theology. (of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).

verb (used without object)

to be transcendent or superior; excel: His competitiveness made him want to transcend.

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Origin of transcend

1300–50; Middle English <Latin trānscendere to surmount, equivalent to trāns-trans- + -scendere, combining form of scandere to climb

OTHER WORDS FROM transcend

tran·scend·ing·ly, adverbun·tran·scend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transcend

transcend
/ (trænˈsɛnd) /

verb

to go above or beyond (a limit, expectation, etc), as in degree or excellence
(tr) to be superior to
philosophy theol (esp of the Deity) to exist beyond (the material world)

Derived forms of transcend

transcendingly, adverb

Word Origin for transcend

C14: from Latin trānscendere to climb over, from trans- + scandere to climb
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