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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



... clouds, rainbows, stars, and sunrises. Therefore I hope that in my loving delay over such aspects of Nature as impressed themselves upon me in this most memorable part of my history I shall not prove wearisome to my reader, for therein I should utterly contravene my hope and intent in ...
— The Seaboard Parish Vol. 3 • George MacDonald

... to show that the present low price of copper, which alone has induced any depression the mining interests of Lake Superior may have recently experienced, is due to causes which it is wholly impolitic, if not impracticable, to contravene by legislation. These causes are, in the main, an increase in the general supply of copper, owing to the discovery and working of remarkably productive mines and to a coincident restriction in the ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Section 2 (of 2) of Volume 6: Andrew Johnson • James D. Richardson

... imposing on the Natives, but, on the whole, there was a reasonable desire to comply with the Act, although it was not always properly understood. Few individuals had been evicted, though many had received notice. Some of the notices given under a misapprehension, and with a desire not to contravene the Act, had, since the Magistrates' explanations, actually been withdrawn. "So your best course is to explain the facts to your Magistrates, if possible, in the presence of the master." (A Voice: "Who'll bring ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje



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



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