Synonyms of 'transcend'
to overcome or be superior toissues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
His performance exceeded all expectations.
go beyond, , ,
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
In recent years demand has outstripped supply.
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
He outshone all the other contestants.
leave in the shade (informal),
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in the sense of eclipse
to overshadow or surpassThe gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
in the sense of exceed
to be greater in degree or quantityHis performance exceeded all expectations.
be more than,
be greater than,
be larger than,
be superior to,
run rings around (informal),
knock spots off (informal),
put in the shade (informal)
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Thesaurus for transcend from the Collins English Thesaurus
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