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1. contravene

verb. ['ˈkɑːntrəˌviːn'] deny the truth of.

Synonyms

  • differ
  • negate
  • disagree
  • contradict
  • dissent
  • take issue

Antonyms

  • admit
  • respect
  • recede
  • conform to

Etymology

  • contravenio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Contravene

  • mcelveen
  • mcilveen
  • mcilveen
  • olivine
  • vanderveen

Sentences with contravene


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If employees contravene written policy, it makes it far easier for the company to fire them with cause.

2. Verb, base form
If paying the check would contravene state law, the bank can also refuse payment.

Quotes about contravene


1. Some false representations contravene the law; some do not. ... The sensibilities of no two men are the same. Some would refuse to sell property without carefully explaining all about its merits and defects, and putting themselves in the purchasers' place and inquiring if he himself would buy under the circumstances. But such men never would be prosperous merchants.
- Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

2. contravene

verb. ['ˈkɑːntrəˌviːn'] go against, as of rules and laws.

Synonyms

  • infract
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • go against
  • breach
  • conflict
  • violate
  • break
  • offend

Antonyms

  • close
  • agreement
  • compatibility
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • contravenio (Latin)
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