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TRANSGRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transgress mean? 

TRANSGRESS (verb)
  The verb TRANSGRESS has 4 senses:

1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
2. spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
3. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
4. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

  Familiarity information: TRANSGRESS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSGRESS (verb)


Sense 1transgress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

infract; breach; transgress; violate; go against; offend; break

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "transgress" is one way to...):

disrespect (show a lack of respect for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transgress"):

sin; transgress; trespass (commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law)

blunder; boob; goof; sin (commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake)

conflict; contravene; infringe; run afoul (go against, as of rules and laws)

trespass (break the law)

intrude; trespass (enter unlawfully on someone's property)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2transgress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

Hypernyms (to "transgress" is one way to...):

overspread; spread (spread across or over)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3transgress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

sin; transgress; trespass

Hypernyms (to "transgress" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transgress"):

fall (yield to temptation or sin)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4transgress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

overstep; transgress; trespass

Hypernyms (to "transgress" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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