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Synonyms for contravene
ˌkɒn trəˈvincon·tra·vene

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contraveneverb

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

    infringe, conflict, encroach, run afoul, impinge, negate, contradict

  2. contradict, negate, contraveneverb

    deny the truth of

    neutralise, infringe, oppose, nullify, conflict, neutralize, run afoul, belie, negate, controvert, contradict

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contraveneverb

    oppose, contradict, counteract, countervail, thwart, cross, obstruct, defeat, hinder, go against, clash with, run counter to, militate against

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contraveneverb

    thwart, oppose, counteract countervail, violate, transgress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contravene":

    violate, contradict, infringe, breach

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How to use contravene in a sentence?

  1. Maulana Fazl:

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heard our reservations against the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016. He promised to amend the law so that it doesn’t contravene the teachings of the holy Koran.

  2. An ICRC spokeswoman:

    We strive to ensure the funds we receive will not contravene our principles of action and jeopardize our humanitarian operations for those most is need.

  3. The CIF:

    After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion of the Division 4-A regional basketball championship game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School, the CIF state executive director reiterates that discriminatory and racially insensitive behaviors toward an opponent contravene the principles of education-based athletics.

  4. Abu Hazaa:

    We are a tribal society, we have our customs and traditions and nobody can contravene them.

  5. Rupert Colville:

    Sending these children to Nauru could contravene Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Translations for contravene

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  • опълчвам се, отивам против, противоречаBulgarian
  • contravenirSpanish
  • disputationi adversatur;Latin
  • contraveniRomanian

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