verb (used with object), con·tra·vened, con·tra·ven·ing.
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Origin of contravene
OTHER WORDS FROM contravenecon·tra·ven·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contravenecontravene , controvert
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How to use contravene in a sentence
More worryingly, the draft rules empower regulators to conduct investigations on “internet broadcasters” who are suspected of contravening Lesotho’s broadcasting rules and “may direct or facilitate removal of such posts or content”.More African governments are quietly tightening rules and laws on social media|Tawanda Karombo|October 12, 2020|Quartz
As London-based design expert Cennyd Bowles told the magazine, TikTok “just contravenes everything I’ve been taught and everything I practiced in my design career to date.”How would Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom redesign TikTok as CEO?|claychandler|September 22, 2020|Fortune
So watered it down in certain ways specifically regarding the punishment of bodies that contravene the law.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state|Anthony Green|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Levying sanctions against only one member state contravenes that credo.Trump’s prolonged assault on WTO means its ruling against Chinese tariffs is essentially moot|eamonbarrett|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Apple removed the wildly popular Fortnite game from its App Store after it rolled out a new direct payment system that contravened its policies.Publishers could soon have more leverage to force Apple to relax its ‘my way or the highway’ approach|Lara O'Reilly|August 25, 2020|Digiday
I saw it was useless to argue with him: his features were stamped with despair, and to contravene a man's fate is impossible.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
She wanted to defend her sister, but she had no arguments weighty enough to contravene those of her brother-in-law.
Maza's tyranny had so infuriated Don Rosendo's friends that they spared no means to contravene it.
He was far more anxious not to contravene the unwritten laws of the Undergraduate world.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
I must grieve, I must weep: it seems the law of God, and the only one that men are not disposed to contravene.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor