Definition of Transgress

1. Verb. Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises. "Break a promise"




2. Verb. Spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline. "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island"
Generic synonyms: Overspread, Spread
Derivative terms: Transgression

3. Verb. Commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law.
Exact synonyms: Sin, Trespass
Specialized synonyms: Fall
Generic synonyms: Breach, Break, Go Against, Infract, Offend, Violate
Derivative terms: Sin, Sinner, Sinning, Transgression

4. Verb. Pass beyond (limits or boundaries).
Exact synonyms: Overstep, Trespass
Generic synonyms: Go Across, Go Through, Pass
Derivative terms: Transgression

Definition of Transgress

1. v. t. To pass over or beyond; to surpass.

2. v. i. To offend against the law; to sin.

Definition of Transgress

1. Verb. (transitive) To exceed or overstep some limit or boundary. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To act in violation of some law. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''against''') To commit an offense; to sin. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive of the sea) To spread over land along a shoreline; to inundate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Transgress

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transgress

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Literary usage of Transgress

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1. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Gospels: Designed for Sunday School by Albert Barnes (1835)
"transgress the tradition of the elders. The word elders means literally old men. ... 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the ..."

2. Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans: with remarks on the commentaries of by Robert Haldane (1874)
"Christians may transgress by being unwilling to die, and they may also transgress in wishing to die. They ought to be willing to live or die as it is for ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Our poet, who I have transgress'd my bounds, and gone farther than the moral led me. But, if your Lordship is not tir'd, I am safe enough. all this while ..."

4. The Homilies of S. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on the by John Chrysostom (1843)
"Then came to Jesus Scribes and Pharisees, which u.ere oj Jerusalem, saying, Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ciders ? for they u.ash not ..."

5. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1841)
"J , * , , , sure they would transgress, who should not obey his viceroy m all things ; except he usurped the kingdom to himself, or would give it to some ..."

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