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
Example sentences from the Web for contravene
Websites that produce editorial and opinion-based content will need to be confident that what they produce will not contravene guidelines agreed by big tech and governments.
That included a prohibition on AI systems “whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights.”Google’s Aramco deal risks irking staff over oil, Saudi politics|Verne Kopytoff|December 21, 2020|Fortune
Guerrero said Gómez’s use of “the loophole” contravened the will of the voters.
Last of all, the general government cannot go into the railroad business without contravening the provisions of the constitution.Monopolies and the People|D. C. Cloud
The assertion of the rapid obsolescence of ships of war will be dwelt upon, in the hopes of contravening it.Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles|Alfred T. Mahan
And this question subdivides itself into two:—the first, are we really contravening such conclusions?Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews|Thomas Henry Huxley
It was added, that postmasters contravening these orders would be most severely punished.The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, Vol. II (of 2)|Rowland Hill
Many were both, but it was a disputed question whether they were not in this contravening their rule.Medival Wales|A. G. Little