Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb transgress

4 senses of transgress

Sense 1
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")
       => disrespect -- (show a lack of respect for)

Sense 2
transgress -- (spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; "The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island")
       => spread, overspread -- (spread across or over; "A big oil spot spread across the water")

Sense 3
sin, transgress, trespass -- (commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law)
       => transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

Sense 4
transgress, trespass, overstep -- (pass beyond (limits or boundaries))
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

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