Definition of transcend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

transcend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trænˈsend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transcend
BrE BrE//trænˈsend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsend//
 
he / she / it transcends
BrE BrE//trænˈsendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsendz//
 
past simple transcended
BrE BrE//trænˈsendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsendɪd//
 
past participle transcended
BrE BrE//trænˈsendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsendɪd//
 
-ing form transcending
BrE BrE//trænˈsendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsendɪŋ//
 
 
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transcend something (formal) to be or go beyond the usual limits of something synonym exceed His works by far transcend anything that has gone before. What we felt for each other transcended all other emotions. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French transcendre or Latin transcendere, from trans- ‘across’ + scandere ‘climb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transcend