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contravene

[ kon-truh-veen ]
/ 藢k蓲n tr蓹藞vin /
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verb (used with object), con路tra路vened, con路tra路ven路ing.
to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose: to contravene a statement.
to violate, infringe, or transgress: to contravene the law.
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Origin of contravene

1560鈥70; <Late Latin contr膩ven墨re, equivalent to Latin contr膩 against + ven墨re to come

OTHER WORDS FROM contravene

con路tra路ven路er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contravene

contravene , controvert
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How to use contravene in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for contravene

contravene
/ (藢k蓲ntr蓹藞vi藧n) /

verb (tr)
to come into conflict with or infringe (rules, laws, etc)
to dispute or contradict (a statement, proposition, etc)

Derived forms of contravene

contravener, nouncontravention (藢k蓲ntr蓹藞v蓻n蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for contravene

C16: from Late Latin contr膩ven墨re, from Latin contra- + ven墨re to come
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