Transmute vs Transcend - What's the difference?

transmute | transcend |


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

is transmuted.

transmute

English

Verb

(transmut)
  • To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold.
  • To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • Did the base metals transmute to gold?

    transcend

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to pass beyond the limits of something.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • such popes as shall transcend their limits
  • to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.
  • * Dryden
  • How much her worth transcended all her kind.
  • (obsolete) To climb; to mount.
  • lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds
    (Howell)

    Derived terms

    * transcendence * transcendency * transcendent * transcendental * transcendentalism * transcendentalist * transcendentally * transcending