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Synonyms of 'transcend'

(verb) 
Definition
to overcome or be superior to
issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
Synonyms
surpass
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
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exceed
His performance exceeded all expectations.
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go beyond
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rise above
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leave behind
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eclipse
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
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excel
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
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outstrip
In recent years demand has outstripped supply.
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outdo
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
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outshine
He outshone all the other contestants.
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overstep
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go above
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leave in the shade (informal)
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outrival
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outvie

Additional synonyms

in the sense of eclipse
Definition
to overshadow or surpass
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Synonyms
leave or put in the shade (informal)
in the sense of exceed
Definition
to be greater in degree or quantity
His performance exceeded all expectations.
Synonyms
cap (informal),
top,
be over,
be more than,
go beyond,
be greater than,
outreach,
be larger than,
be superior to,
run rings around (informal),
knock spots off (informal),
put in the shade (informal)
in the sense of excel
Definition
to be better than
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
Synonyms
be superior,
top,
cap (informal),
go beyond,
run rings around (informal),
put in the shade (informal),
outrival

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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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