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 for transcend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transcend \Tran*scend"\ (tr[a^]n*s[e^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.] [L.
     transcendere, transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to
     climb. See Scan.]
     1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens
        transcending the region of the clouds. --Howell.
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     2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.
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              Such popes as shall transcend their limits. --Bacon.
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     8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.
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              How much her worth transcended all her kind.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transcend \Tran*scend"\ (tr[a^]n*s[e^]nd"), v. i.
     1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]
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     2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]
        [1913 Webster] Transcendence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transcend
      v 1: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their
           loyalty exceeds their national bonds" [syn: exceed,
           transcend, surpass]
      2: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our
         expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
         [syn: exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past,
         top]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "transcend":
     beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, exceed, excel,
     go beyond, go one better, improve on, loom, loom large,
     outdistance, outdo, outshine, outsoar, outstrip, outvie, outweigh,
     overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overreach, overrun,
     overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the mark, overstep, overtop, pass,
     perfect, predominate, preponderate, prevail, rear, rise above,
     soar, stand out, surpass, top, tower, tower above, tower over,
     trump
  
  

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