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verb [transitive] formal transcend pronunciation in British English /trænˈsend/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytranscend
he/she/ittranscends
present participletranscending
past tensetranscended
past participletranscended
  1. to become free of negative attitudes, thoughts, or feelings that limit what you can achieve
    Gandhi helped people transcend political and class barriers.
    One aim of this meditation practice is to transcend fear.

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