verb (used with object), con·tra·vened, con·tra·ven·ing.
Origin of contravene
Related formscon·tra·ven·er, noun
Can be confusedcontravene controvert
Examples from the Web for contravene
But do not the turnpikes, or fall-stops, with which these rivers are thickset, contravene also the rights of nature?
Still more distinctly did he contravene the general tendency of scientific explanation.
I have related facts, and to attempt to contravene them would be as futile as to endeavour to breast the billows of the Atlantic.Letters of George Borrow|George Borrow
But among these invalided articles were a few whose condition accidentally revealed attempts to contravene the postal laws.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
He then hastened to the Assembly to contravene any measures the King might ask in opposition.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe