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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 the Appendix of 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 to become monarch of England,'' said his Ahithophel coolly, ``it is necessary not only that your Grace should endure the transgressions of these unprincipled marauders, but that you should afford them your protection, notwithstanding your laudable zeal for the laws they are in the habit of infringing.
Infringing companies sprang up like gourds in the night.
By this method the ardour of research in that direction would have been restrained without infringing the sacred privileges of science.
But, with all this intimate familiarity, there was still a reserve in Beatrice's demeanor, so rigidly and invariably sustained that the idea of infringing it scarcely occurred to his imagination.
The object of never deceiving oneself, monseigneur; nor being wanting in the respect which a subaltern owes to his superior officers, nor infringing the duties of a service one has accepted of one's own free will.
In conjunction with his decision, the judge has recommended that the ITC issue an exclusion order against SG's infringing products, and against LCD monitors and AC printer adapters containing the infringing parts.
Lexar, in a complaint filed with the ITC on April 11, 2006, is seeking all possible relief, including a permanent exclusion order to bar the importation into the United States of Toshiba's infringing NAND flash chips and cards, as well as products that incorporate Toshiba's infringing chips.
With this filing, Lexar requests that the ITC institute an immediate investigation against Toshiba based on the importation of the infringing NAND flash chips and flash cards.
Entegris is seeking a preliminary injunction asking the Court to move expeditiously to stop Pall from manufacturing, selling or offering to sell its PhotoKleen(TM) EZD-3 Filter Assembly and other infringing products.
A permanent injunction requires the infringer to cease all activities involving the manufacture, use, sale and promotion of infringing products.
We look forward to a trial on the remaining factual issues and are confident that we will ultimately prevail in our quest to stop Medtronic from infringing our valuable intellectual property rights.