Definition of contravene verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    contravene

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 1to do something that is not allowed by a law or rule synonym infringe
  2. 2 The company was found guilty of contravening safety regulations.
contravention
 
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NAmE//ˌkɑntrəˈvɛnʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] synonym These actions are in contravention ofFederal law.
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