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transgress

trans·gress

transgress

 
pronunciation:
traenz gres
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: transgressed, transgresses, transgressing
definition: to violate a law, religious commandment, or the like; commit a crime or sin.
similar words:
err, offend, sin, trespass
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to violate or exceed the limits imposed by (a law, religious commandment, or the like).
similar words:
breach, break, contravene, offend
definition 2: to go over or beyond (a limit or boundary).
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derivations: transgressive (adj.), transgressively (adv.), transgressor (n.)
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