contravene


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con·tra·vene

 (kŏn′trə-vēn′)
tr.v. con·tra·vened, con·tra·ven·ing, con·tra·venes
1. To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate: a sailor who contravened a direct order; a regulation that contravened the new tax policy.
2. To be inconsistent with; be contrary to: "Such a marriage ... contravenes much of what we know about marriages in this period" (Carol Meyers).

[French contrevenir, from Medieval Latin contrāvenīre, to transgress, from Late Latin, to oppose : Latin contrā-, contra- + Latin venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

con′tra·ven′er n.

contravene

(ˌkɒntrəˈviːn)
vb (tr)
1. to come into conflict with or infringe (rules, laws, etc)
2. to dispute or contradict (a statement, proposition, etc)
[C16: from Late Latin contrāvenīre, from Latin contra- + venīre to come]
ˌcontraˈvener n
contravention n

con•tra•vene

(ˌkɒn trəˈvin)

v.t. -vened, -ven•ing.
1. to come or be in conflict with; deny or oppose: to contravene a statement.
2. to go or act against; violate: to contravene the law.
[1560–70; < Late Latin contrāvenīre= Latin contrā against + venīre to come]
con`tra•ven′er, n.

contravene


Past participle: contravened
Gerund: contravening

Imperative
contravene
contravene
Present
I contravene
you contravene
he/she/it contravenes
we contravene
you contravene
they contravene
Preterite
I contravened
you contravened
he/she/it contravened
we contravened
you contravened
they contravened
Present Continuous
I am contravening
you are contravening
he/she/it is contravening
we are contravening
you are contravening
they are contravening
Present Perfect
I have contravened
you have contravened
he/she/it has contravened
we have contravened
you have contravened
they have contravened
Past Continuous
I was contravening
you were contravening
he/she/it was contravening
we were contravening
you were contravening
they were contravening
Past Perfect
I had contravened
you had contravened
he/she/it had contravened
we had contravened
you had contravened
they had contravened
Future
I will contravene
you will contravene
he/she/it will contravene
we will contravene
you will contravene
they will contravene
Future Perfect
I will have contravened
you will have contravened
he/she/it will have contravened
we will have contravened
you will have contravened
they will have contravened
Future Continuous
I will be contravening
you will be contravening
he/she/it will be contravening
we will be contravening
you will be contravening
they will be contravening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contravening
you have been contravening
he/she/it has been contravening
we have been contravening
you have been contravening
they have been contravening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contravening
you will have been contravening
he/she/it will have been contravening
we will have been contravening
you will have been contravening
they will have been contravening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contravening
you had been contravening
he/she/it had been contravening
we had been contravening
you had been contravening
they had been contravening
Conditional
I would contravene
you would contravene
he/she/it would contravene
we would contravene
you would contravene
they would contravene
Past Conditional
I would have contravened
you would have contravened
he/she/it would have contravened
we would have contravened
you would have contravened
they would have contravened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.contravene - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
2.contravene - deny the truth of
disagree, take issue, differ, dissent - be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
deny - declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

contravene

verb
1. (Formal) break, violate, go against, infringe, disobey, transgress He said the article did not contravene the industry's code of conduct.
2. conflict with, cross, oppose, interfere with, thwart, contradict, hinder, go against, refute, counteract This deportation order contravenes basic human rights.

contravene

verb
1. To fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation):
2. To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of:
Law: traverse.
Translations
يُخالِف القانون
jednat protiporušit
brydehandle imodovertræde
brjóta gegn
pažeidimaspažeisti
pārkāpt
karşı gelmek/koymak

contravene

[ˌkɒntrəˈviːn] VT (= infringe) [+ law] → contravenir; (= go against) → ir en contra de; (= dispute) → oponerse a

contravene

[ˌkɒntrəˈviːn] vt [+ rules, law] → enfreindre, contrevenir à

contravene

vt law, custom etc (action, behaviour)verstoßen gegen, verletzen; (person also)zuwiderhandeln (+dat)

contravene

[ˌkɒntrəˈviːn] vt (frm) → contravvenire a

contravene

(kontrəˈviːn) verb
to go against or break (a law, principle etc).
ˌcontraˈvention (-ˈvenʃən) noun
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