- 1to do something that is not allowed by a law or rule synonym infringe
- 2 The company was found guilty of contravening safety regulations.
NAmE//ˌkɑntrəˈvin//contravene something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they contravene
he / she / it contravenes
past simple contravened
-ing form contravening
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NAmE//ˌkɑntrəˈvɛnʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] synonym These actions are in contravention ofFederal law.