transcend | transcendent | transcendental

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go beyond the limits of something

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transcend - surpass

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If you ‘transcend’ something, you rise above its stated or implied boundaries to notably surpass it. This formal word is typically used in a positive sense as it connotes something different and exciting. It is most commonly seen in written English, particularly in print media.

Synonyms eclipse
Antonyms diminish,curtail

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  1. The urgent need to enact reform has managed to transcend the petty rivalries that usually divide the 2 political parties.

  2. Michael was a transcendent talent who single-handedly took the sport to a whole new level of performance and popularity.

  3. Seeing the Nothern Lights was a transcendental experience for me. It was a phenomenon I had never witnessed before.

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