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Definition 1: pass beyond (limits or boundaries) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for transgress in the sense of this definition

(transgress is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Samples where transgress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offend all laws of humanity
  • violate the basic laws or human civilization
  • break a law
  • break a promise

Synonyms for transgress in the sense of this definition

(transgress is a kind of ...) show a lack of respect for

(... is a kind of transgress ) commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

(... is a kind of transgress ) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

"I blundered during the job interview"

(... is a kind of transgress ) go against, as of rules and laws

"He ran afoul of the law" "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

(... is a kind of transgress ) break the law

(... is a kind of transgress ) enter unlawfully on someone's property

"Don't trespass on my land!"

Synonyms for transgress in the sense of this definition

(transgress is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of transgress ) yield to temptation or sin

"Adam and Eve fell"

Definition 4: spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline - [verb of stative]

Samples where transgress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

(transgress is a kind of ...) spread across or over

"A big oil spot spread across the water"

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