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synonyms for transgress

  • infringe
  • trespass
  • violate
  • contravene
  • disobey
  • do wrong
  • err
  • exceed
  • offend
  • overstep
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antonyms for transgress

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  • behave
  • obey
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How to use transgress in a sentence

In essence, feeling affection or admiration for a villain allows us to transgress without actually transgressing in the real world.
WHY IT’S SO SATISFYING TO ROOT FOR DISNEY VILLAINSAJA ROMANOMAY 28, 2021VOX
Those who are willing to transgress against the established codes force the rules to change.
WHY THE TAILORED SUIT — NOT RUFFLES AND LACE — BECAME SYNONYMOUS WITH POWERROBIN GIVHANMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We will have the space and time to transgress some of the differences or issues that are perhaps today not the top priority.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS LEANING ON BIG TECH TO NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 PANDEMICNICOLE GOODKINDOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
For I know that transgressing thou wilt transgress, and I have called thee a transgressor from the womb.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
They will observe human laws punctiliously, but the laws of God they transgress without the flicker of an eyelid.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
It is only the few who transgress; and thus many absurdities are never or very rarely dragged into the light of a "decision."
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
But one day finding himself near it, the temptation to transgress was irresistible.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The tiger did nothing that a tiger ought not to do, nor did George transgress any of those "unities" which such combats require.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
One is that when it is a question of doing something for a great cause in a critical time, it is permitted to transgress a law.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
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JULY 26, 2021
Choose the synonym for obedient
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WORDS RELATED TO TRANSGRESS

  • breach
  • contravene
  • disobey
  • disregard
  • infract
  • infringe
  • offend
  • renege on
  • transgress
  • violate
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