Pronunciation: (tran-send'),[key] —v.t. 1. to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy. 2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
3. Theol.(of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).
—v.i. to be transcendent or superior; excel: His competitiveness made him want to transcend.