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in·fringe

 (ĭn-frĭnj′)
v. in·fringed, in·fring·ing, in·fring·es
v.tr.
1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
2. Obsolete To defeat; invalidate.
v.intr.
To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing: an increased workload that infringed on his personal life.

[Latin īnfringere, to destroy : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

in·fring′er n.

infringe

(ɪnˈfrɪndʒ)
vb
1. (tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
2. (intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or trespass
[C16: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break]
inˈfringement n
inˈfringer n

in•fringe

(ɪnˈfrɪndʒ)

v. -fringed, -fring•ing. v.t.
1. to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright.
v.i.
2. to encroach or trespass (usu. fol. by on or upon): to infringe on someone's privacy.
[1525–35; < Latin infringere to break, weaken =in- in-2 + frangere to break]
in•fring′er, n.
syn: See trespass.
impinge, infringe - To impinge is to come into contact or encroach or have an impact; to infringe is to encroach on a right or privilege or to violate.
See also related terms for impact.

infringe


Past participle: infringed
Gerund: infringing

Imperative
infringe
infringe
Present
I infringe
you infringe
he/she/it infringes
we infringe
you infringe
they infringe
Preterite
I infringed
you infringed
he/she/it infringed
we infringed
you infringed
they infringed
Present Continuous
I am infringing
you are infringing
he/she/it is infringing
we are infringing
you are infringing
they are infringing
Present Perfect
I have infringed
you have infringed
he/she/it has infringed
we have infringed
you have infringed
they have infringed
Past Continuous
I was infringing
you were infringing
he/she/it was infringing
we were infringing
you were infringing
they were infringing
Past Perfect
I had infringed
you had infringed
he/she/it had infringed
we had infringed
you had infringed
they had infringed
Future
I will infringe
you will infringe
he/she/it will infringe
we will infringe
you will infringe
they will infringe
Future Perfect
I will have infringed
you will have infringed
he/she/it will have infringed
we will have infringed
you will have infringed
they will have infringed
Future Continuous
I will be infringing
you will be infringing
he/she/it will be infringing
we will be infringing
you will be infringing
they will be infringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infringing
you have been infringing
he/she/it has been infringing
we have been infringing
you have been infringing
they have been infringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infringing
you will have been infringing
he/she/it will have been infringing
we will have been infringing
you will have been infringing
they will have been infringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infringing
you had been infringing
he/she/it had been infringing
we had been infringing
you had been infringing
they had been infringing
Conditional
I would infringe
you would infringe
he/she/it would infringe
we would infringe
you would infringe
they would infringe
Past Conditional
I would have infringed
you would have infringed
he/she/it would have infringed
we would have infringed
you would have infringed
they would have infringed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.infringe - 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.infringe - advance beyond the usual limit
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

infringe

verb break, violate, contravene, disobey, transgress The film exploited his image and infringed his copyright.
infringe on or upon something intrude on, compromise, undermine, limit, weaken, diminish, disrupt, curb, encroach on, trespass on It's starting to infringe on our personal liberties.

infringe

verb
To fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation):
Translations
يَخْرِقُ، يُخالِف
porušitpřekročit
krænkeovertræde
brjóta í bága viî
ierobežotpārkāpt
çiğnemekkarşı gelmek

infringe

[ɪnˈfrɪndʒ]
A. VT [+ law, rights, copyright] → infringir, violar
B. VI to infringe (up)on [+ sb's rights, interests, privacy] → violar

infringe

[ɪnˈfrɪndʒ]
vt [+ rules, regulations] → enfreindre; [+ rights] → enfreindre; [+ copyright] → enfreindre
They took us to court for infringing copyright laws → Ils nous ont poursuivis pour infraction au copyright.
vi
to infringe on [+ rights] → porter atteinte à
to infringe on sb's freedom → porter atteinte à la liberté de qn
to infringe on sb's privacy → porter atteinte à la vie privée de qn

infringe

vtverstoßen gegen; law alsoverletzen, übertreten; copyright alsoverletzen; rightsverletzen, eingreifen in (+acc)
vi to infringe (up)on somebody’s rightsin jds Rechte (acc)eingreifen, jds Rechte verletzen

infringe

[ɪnˈfrɪndʒ]
1. vt (law) → infrangere, violare; (rights, copyright) → violare
2. vi (encroach) to infringe on or upon (rights) → violare; (privacy) → invadere

infringe

(inˈfrindʒ) verb
to break (a law etc) or interfere with (a person's freedom or rights).
inˈfringement noun
References in classic literature ?
But after Bell had explained his invention in public lectures before more than twenty thousand people, after it had been on exhibition for months at the Philadelphia Centennial, after several hundred articles on it had appeared in newspapers and scientific magazines, and after actual sales of telephones had been made in various parts of the country, there began to appear such a succession of claimants and infringers that the forgetful public came to believe that the telephone, like most inventions, was the product of many minds.
After the victory over Dolbear, the Bell stock went soaring skywards; and the higher it went, the greater were the number of infringers and blowers of stock bubbles.
He was on his feet in the courtroom, battling against an infringer, when, in the middle of a sentence, he fell to the floor, overcome by sickness and the responsibilities he had carried for twelve years.
Their theory, suitable for primitive and peaceful periods of history, has the inconvenience- in application to complex and stormy periods in the life of nations during which various powers arise simultaneously and struggle with one another- that a Legitimist historian will prove that the National Convention, the Directory, and Bonaparte were mere infringers of the true power, while a Republican and a Bonapartist will prove: the one that the Convention and the other that the Empire was the real power, and that all the others were violations of power.
so wildly, (93) infringers may believe they will gain by infringement,
Although the Act sought to protect personal information, there was little in the way of deterrent, enforcement or punishment for infringers.
Sending out "warning" letters to potential infringers without following through is tantamount to "crying wolf".
The University of California, Coinell, Stanford, and NYU hit pay dirt pursuing patent infringers.
However, due to the broad drafting of the legislation and the severe consequences for the trade mark owner, it is generally thought that section 21 is used as a weapon by trade mark infringers to intimidate potential litigants.
They may not sue infringers either alone or together with the patent owner.
patent laws by willful infringers can be traced back to the
Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is aimed at nabbing copyright infringers.