- 1 [transitive] infringe something (of an action, a plan, etc.) to break a law or rule The material can be copied without infringing copyright. Two of the projects are deemed to infringe state legislation.
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] to limit someone's legal rights infringe something They said that compulsory identification cards would infringe civil liberties. infringe on/upon something She refused to answer questions that infringed on her private affairs.
NAmE//ɪnˈfrɪndʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they infringe
he / she / it infringes
past simple infringed
-ing form infringing
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noun [uncountable, countable] copyright infringement an infringement of liberty