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English verb: transgress

1. transgress (social) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises


SamplesOffend all laws of humanity.
Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Break a law.
Break a promise.


Synonymsbreach, break, go against, infract, offend, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disrespect


Narrower (hyponym)blunder, boob, conflict, contravene, drop the ball, goof, infringe, intrude, run afoul, sin, sin, transgress, trespass, trespass, trespass


Antonymskeep, observe

2. transgress (stative) spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline


SamplesThe sea transgresses along the West coast of the island.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)overspread, spread

3. transgress (social) commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law


Synonymssin, trespass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate


Narrower (hyponym)fall

4. transgress (motion) pass beyond (limits or boundaries)


Synonymsoverstep, trespass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass









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