As verbs the difference between transmute and transcend
is that transmute
is while transcend
is to pass beyond the limits of something.
As an adjective transmute
To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.
- The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold.
- Did the base metals transmute to gold?
to pass beyond the limits of something.
* Francis Bacon
to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.
- such popes as shall transcend their limits
(obsolete) To climb; to mount.
- How much her worth transcended all her kind.
- lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds