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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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, 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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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):
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Translations

transgress

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

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

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

[trænsˈgrɛs] (frm)
1. vi (sin) → peccare
2. vt (violate, moral law) → infrangere, trasgredire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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