transgress

When you go beyond the boundaries, either physically or morally, you transgress. A river will transgress its banks as it floods, and students who cheat transgress school rules.

Transgress sounds like and means nearly the same thing as trespass. When you transgress a rule, you're breaking it. Religions often talk about transgressing: for Christians, breaking a commandment is transgressing against God by violating his wishes. Any transgression is pushing through a boundary: like a neighbor transgressing by letting their dog into your yard: that's a physical and a legal type of transgressing. The dog got into your territory, and the owners broke a rule.

Definitions of transgress
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v act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Synonyms:
breach, break, go against, infract, offend, violate
Antonyms:
keep, observe
conform one's action or practice to
Types:
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sin, trespass
commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
blunder, boob, drop the ball, goof, sin
commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
conflict, contravene, infringe, run afoul
go against, as of rules and laws
trespass
break the law
intrude, trespass
enter unlawfully on someone's property
fall
yield to temptation or sin
break, break in
enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
Type of:
disrespect
show a lack of respect for

v commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

Synonyms:
sin, trespass
Types:
fall
yield to temptation or sin
Type of:
breach, break, go against, infract, offend, violate
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

v pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

Synonyms:
overstep, trespass
Type of:
go across, go through, pass
go across or through

v spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

“The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island”
Type of:
overspread, spread
spread across or over

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