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infringe

[ in-frinj ]
/ 瑟n藞fr瑟nd蕭 /
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verb (used with object), in路fringed, in路fring路ing.
to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
verb (used without object), in路fringed, in路fring路ing.
to encroach or trespass (usually followed by on or upon): Don't infringe on his privacy.
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Origin of infringe

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin infringere 鈥渢o break, weaken,鈥 equivalent to in- in-2 + -fringere, combining form of frangere 鈥渢o break鈥; akin to break

synonym study for infringe

2. See trespass.

OTHER WORDS FROM infringe

in路fring路er, nounun路in路fringed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH infringe

infringe , impinge
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British Dictionary definitions for infringe

infringe
/ (瑟n藞fr瑟nd蕭) /

verb
(tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
(intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or trespass

Derived forms of infringe

infringement, nouninfringer, noun

Word Origin for infringe

C16: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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