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tran·scend

 (trăn-sĕnd′)
v. tran·scend·ed, tran·scend·ing, tran·scends
v.tr.
1. To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance): "our desire to ... find love, recognition and acceptance that transcends stereotype, class, age, poverty and physical imperfection" (Catherine Orenstein).
2. To be greater than, as in quality or intensity; surpass: a new film that transcends all her previous efforts.
3. To exist above and independent of (material experience or the universe): "One never can see the thing in itself, because the mind does not transcend phenomena" (Hilaire Belloc).
v.intr.
To be transcendent; excel.

[Middle English transcenden, from Old French transcendre, from Latin trānscendere : trāns-, trans- + scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

transcend

(trænˈsɛnd)
vb
1. to go above or beyond (a limit, expectation, etc), as in degree or excellence
2. (tr) to be superior to
3. (Philosophy) philosophy theol (esp of the Deity) to exist beyond (the material world)
[C14: from Latin trānscendere to climb over, from trans- + scandere to climb]
transˈcendingly adv

tran•scend

(trænˈsɛnd)

v.t.
1. to rise above or go beyond the ordinary limits of; overpass; exceed.
2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
3. to be independent of or prior to (the universe, time, etc.).
v.i.
4. to be transcendent or superior; excel.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin trānscendere to surmount =trāns- trans- + -scendere, comb. form of scandere to climb]

transcend


Past participle: transcended
Gerund: transcending

Imperative
transcend
transcend
Present
I transcend
you transcend
he/she/it transcends
we transcend
you transcend
they transcend
Preterite
I transcended
you transcended
he/she/it transcended
we transcended
you transcended
they transcended
Present Continuous
I am transcending
you are transcending
he/she/it is transcending
we are transcending
you are transcending
they are transcending
Present Perfect
I have transcended
you have transcended
he/she/it has transcended
we have transcended
you have transcended
they have transcended
Past Continuous
I was transcending
you were transcending
he/she/it was transcending
we were transcending
you were transcending
they were transcending
Past Perfect
I had transcended
you had transcended
he/she/it had transcended
we had transcended
you had transcended
they had transcended
Future
I will transcend
you will transcend
he/she/it will transcend
we will transcend
you will transcend
they will transcend
Future Perfect
I will have transcended
you will have transcended
he/she/it will have transcended
we will have transcended
you will have transcended
they will have transcended
Future Continuous
I will be transcending
you will be transcending
he/she/it will be transcending
we will be transcending
you will be transcending
they will be transcending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transcending
you have been transcending
he/she/it has been transcending
we have been transcending
you have been transcending
they have been transcending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transcending
you will have been transcending
he/she/it will have been transcending
we will have been transcending
you will have been transcending
they will have been transcending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transcending
you had been transcending
he/she/it had been transcending
we had been transcending
you had been transcending
they had been transcending
Conditional
I would transcend
you would transcend
he/she/it would transcend
we would transcend
you would transcend
they would transcend
Past Conditional
I would have transcended
you would have transcended
he/she/it would have transcended
we would have transcended
you would have transcended
they would have transcended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transcend - be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
overgrow - grow too large
2.transcend - be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

transcend

verb surpass, exceed, go beyond, rise above, leave behind, eclipse, excel, outstrip, outdo, outshine, overstep, go above, leave in the shade (informal), outrival, outvie issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty

transcend

verb
1. To go beyond the limits of:
2. To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
Translations
ylittää
supero

transcend

[trænˈsend] VTsobrepasar, rebasar

transcend

[trænˈsɛnd] vt [+ barriers, boundaries] → transcender

transcend

vtübersteigen, überschreiten, hinausgehen über (+acc); (Philos) → transzendieren

transcend

[trænˈsɛnd] vt (frm) (go beyond) → trascendere, superare
References in classic literature ?
But he who in the rightly regal and intelligent spirit presides over his own private dinner-table of invited guests, that man's unchallenged power and dominion of individual influence for the time; that man's royalty of state transcends Belshazzar's, for Belshazzar was not the greatest.
Money is not essential, but this wide affinity is, which transcends the habits of clique and caste and makes itself felt by men of all classes.
An ordinary white man such as any of you--pardon me, I did not mean just that--rather, a white man above the ordinary in physique and intelligence could never, I grant you, have lived a year alone and naked in this tropical jungle; but this man not only surpasses the average white man in strength and agility, but as far transcends our trained athletes and `strong men' as they surpass a day-old babe; and his courage and ferocity in battle are those of the wild beast.
There ensued a battle royal which for sustained and frightful ferocity transcends the power of imagination or description.
If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment.
The very globe continually transcends and translates itself, and becomes winged in its orbit.
True love transcends the unworthy object and dwells and broods on the eternal, and when the poor interposed mask crumbles, it is not sad, but feels rid of so much earth and feels its independency the surer.
An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.
How otherwise should this carver feel himself entitled to transcend all rules, and make me ashamed of quoting them?
Yet in reality those personal interests of the moment so much transcend the general interests that they always prevent the public interest from being felt or even noticed.
To my thinking they transcend in truth, which is the highest beauty, all other works of fiction that have been written, and I believe that they do this because they obey the law of the author's own life.
I cannot laugh nor smile, and yet within me is a sense of contentment when this woman sings--a sense that seems to open before me wondrous vistas of beauty and unguessed pleasure that far transcend the cold joys of a perfectly functioning brain.