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synonyms for transgress

  • infringe
  • trespass
  • violate
  • contravene
  • disobey
  • do wrong
  • err
  • exceed
  • offend
  • overstep
See also synonyms for: transgressed / transgressor

antonyms for transgress

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  • behave
  • obey
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In the realm of morality and politics, people usually “express outrage when they feel that someone has transgressed against their sense of right and wrong,” Brady explains.
SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY IS MAKING US MORE MORALLY OUTRAGEDCHARLOTTE HUAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The exhibition combines prints, photographs, and books to tell the stories of past heroines and modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.
D.C. SUMMER ABLAZE WITH EVENTS, CONCERTS, ARTPRINCE CHINGARANDEJULY 15, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
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
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WORDS RELATED TO TRANSGRESS

  • breach
  • contravene
  • disobey
  • disregard
  • infract
  • infringe
  • offend
  • renege on
  • transgress
  • violate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.