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trans·gress

 (trăns-grĕs′, trănz-)
v. trans·gressed, trans·gress·ing, trans·gress·es
v.tr.
1. To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); exceed or overstep: "to make sure that her characters didn't transgress the parameters of ordinariness" (Ron Rosenbaum).
2. To act in violation of (the law, for example).
v.intr.
1. To commit an offense by violating a law, principle, or duty.
2. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.

[Middle English transgressen, from Old French transgresser, from Latin trānsgredī, trānsgress-, to step across : trāns-, trans- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·gress′i·ble adj.
trans·gres′sor n.

transgress

(trænzˈɡrɛs)
vb
1. (Law) to break (a law, rule, etc)
2. to go beyond or overstep (a limit)
[C16: from Latin transgredī, from trans- + gradī to step]
transˈgressor n

trans•gress

(trænsˈgrɛs, trænz-)
v.i.
1. to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
v.t.
2. to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.): to transgress the bounds of prudence.
3. to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.); violate; infringe.
[1520–30; < Latin trānsgressus, past participle of trānsgredī to step across =trāns- trans- + -gredī, comb. form of gradī to step]
trans•gres′sive, adj.
trans•gres′sive•ly, adv.
trans•gres′sor, n.

transgress


Past participle: transgressed
Gerund: transgressing

Imperative
transgress
transgress
Present
I transgress
you transgress
he/she/it transgresses
we transgress
you transgress
they transgress
Preterite
I transgressed
you transgressed
he/she/it transgressed
we transgressed
you transgressed
they transgressed
Present Continuous
I am transgressing
you are transgressing
he/she/it is transgressing
we are transgressing
you are transgressing
they are transgressing
Present Perfect
I have transgressed
you have transgressed
he/she/it has transgressed
we have transgressed
you have transgressed
they have transgressed
Past Continuous
I was transgressing
you were transgressing
he/she/it was transgressing
we were transgressing
you were transgressing
they were transgressing
Past Perfect
I had transgressed
you had transgressed
he/she/it had transgressed
we had transgressed
you had transgressed
they had transgressed
Future
I will transgress
you will transgress
he/she/it will transgress
we will transgress
you will transgress
they will transgress
Future Perfect
I will have transgressed
you will have transgressed
he/she/it will have transgressed
we will have transgressed
you will have transgressed
they will have transgressed
Future Continuous
I will be transgressing
you will be transgressing
he/she/it will be transgressing
we will be transgressing
you will be transgressing
they will be transgressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transgressing
you have been transgressing
he/she/it has been transgressing
we have been transgressing
you have been transgressing
they have been transgressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transgressing
you will have been transgressing
he/she/it will have been transgressing
we will have been transgressing
you will have been transgressing
they will have been transgressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transgressing
you had been transgressing
he/she/it had been transgressing
we had been transgressing
you had been transgressing
they had been transgressing
Conditional
I would transgress
you would transgress
he/she/it would transgress
we would transgress
you would transgress
they would transgress
Past Conditional
I would have transgressed
you would have transgressed
he/she/it would have transgressed
we would have transgressed
you would have transgressed
they would have transgressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transgress - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promisestransgress - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
disrespect - show a lack of respect for
sin, transgress, trespass - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
blunder, boob, drop the ball, goof, sin - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
contravene, infringe, run afoul, conflict - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
trespass - break the law
trespass, intrude - enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"
2.transgress - spread over land, especially along a subsiding shorelinetransgress - spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"
overspread, spread - spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water"
3.transgress - commit a sintransgress - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
4.transgress - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)transgress - pass beyond (limits or boundaries)  
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

transgress

verb (Formal)
1. misbehave, sin, offend, break the law, err, lapse, fall from grace, go astray, be out of order, do or go wrong If a politician transgresses, it is his own fault.
2. go beyond, exceed, infringe, overstep, break, defy, violate, trespass, contravene, disobey, encroach upon He had transgressed the boundaries of good taste.

transgress

verb
1. To refuse or fail to obey:
Idiom: pay no attention to.
2. To violate a moral or divine law:
3. To fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation):
Translations

transgress

[trænsˈgres]
A. VT
1. (= go beyond) → traspasar
2. (= violate) → violar, infringir
3. (= sin against) → pecar contra
B. VIpecar, cometer una transgresión

transgress

[trænzˈgrɛs] vt [+ norms, rules] → transgresser

transgress

vt standardsverstoßen gegen, verletzen; law alsoüberschreiten
visündigen; to transgress against the Lordgegen Gottes Gebote sündigen or verstoßen

transgress

[trænsˈgrɛs] (frm)
1. vi (sin) → peccare
2. vt (violate, moral law) → infrangere, trasgredire
References in classic literature ?
The Puritan --if not belied by some singular stories, murmured, even at this day, under the narrator's breath--had fallen into certain transgressions to which men of his great animal development, whatever their faith or principles, must continue liable, until they put off impurity, along with the gross earthly substance that involves it.
The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
Rebecca sat down heavily in her chair as she heard the list of her transgressions.
They were of the most curious character: odd transgressions that I never imagined previously.
Why hast thou, SATAN, broke the bounds prescrib'd To thy transgressions, and disturbd the charge Of others, who approve not to transgress By thy example, but have power and right To question thy bold entrance on this place; Imploi'd it seems to violate sleep, and those Whose dwelling God hath planted here in bliss?
But to become monarch of England,'' said his Ahithophel coolly, ``it is necessary not only that your Grace should endure the transgressions of these unprincipled marauders, but that you should afford them your protection, notwithstanding your laudable zeal for the laws they are in the habit of infringing.
It must be for the Great and General Court to determine, whether stripes and long imprisonment, and other grievous penalty, may atone for his transgressions.
I am concerned but for the good name of the Tremolino, and I affirm that a ship is ever guiltless of the sins, transgressions, and follies of her men.
Lady Russell, in spite of all her former transgressions, he could now value from his heart.
Remember Thy bounteous mercy and loving-kindness which are from of old; turn not Thy face from us, but be gracious to our unworthiness, and in Thy great goodness and Thy many mercies regard not our transgressions and iniquities
I had shattered his nervous system forever, he wrote, but had only stimulated his devotion to my family, and his Christian readiness to look pityingly on my transgressions.
Tom, still red with shame at being caught in such a scrape, left Fanny to her tears, and went manfully away to find the injured Polly, and confess his manifold transgressions.