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transgress
  • v  act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • v  spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island
  • v  commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  • v  pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
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transistorise
  • v  equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
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transistorize
  • v  equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
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transitivize
  • v  make transitive
    adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them
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translate
  • v  restate (words) from one language into another language
    I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    He translates for the U.N.
  • v  change from one form or medium into another
    Braque translated collage into oil
  • v  make sense of a language
  • v  bring to a certain spiritual state
  • v  change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
  • v  be equivalent in effect
    the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power
  • v  be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
    poetry often does not translate
    Tolstoy's novels translate well into English
  • v  subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
  • v  express, as in simple and less technical language
    Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?
    Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?
  • v  determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
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transliterate
  • v  rewrite in a different script
    The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated
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translocate
  • v  transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
  • v  move from one place to another, especially of wild animals
    The endangered turtles were translocated to a safe environment
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transmigrate
  • v  be born anew in another body after death
    Hindus believe that we transmigrate
  • v  move from one country or region to another and settle there
    This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries
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transmit
  • v  transfer to another
  • v  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • v  broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  • v  send from one person or place to another
    transmit a message
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transmute
  • v  change in outward structure or looks
  • v  change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
  • v  alter the nature of (elements)
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transpirate
  • v  pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
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transpire
  • v  pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
  • v  exude water vapor
    plants transpire
  • v  come to light; become known
    It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany
  • v  come about, happen, or occur
    Several important events transpired last week
  • v  give off (water) through the skin
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transship
  • v  transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another
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transubstantiate
  • v  change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
  • v  change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transubstantiate one element into another
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