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Contravene   /kˈɑntrəvˌin/   Listen
Contravene

verb
(past & past part. contravened; pres. part. contravening)
1.
Go against, as of rules and laws.  Synonyms: conflict, infringe, run afoul.  "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
2.
Deny the truth of.  Synonyms: contradict, negate.






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"Contravene" Quotes from Famous Books



... of a people which aspires to liberal government, is respect to the law. Now, a law has no other power than lies in the interest which each citizen has to defend or to contravene it. In order to make a people respect the law, it was necessary that it should be executed in the interest of all, and should consecrate the principle of equality in all its extension. It was necessary to restore the prestige with which the Government ...
— The Paris Sketch Book Of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh • William Makepeace Thackeray

... argument—chastisement; but imagination is fondly impatient of warning by the past, and easily avails itself of fancied or superficial differences in contemporary conditions, to justify measures which ignore, or even directly contravene, ascertained and ...
— Types of Naval Officers - Drawn from the History of the British Navy • A. T. Mahan



Words linked to "Contravene" :   break, infract, deny, dissent, transgress, take issue, breach, disagree, violate, differ, contravention, go against, offend



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