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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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