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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contravene mean? 

  The verb CONTRAVENE has 2 senses:

1. go against, as of rules and laws
2. deny the truth of

  Familiarity information: CONTRAVENE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1contravene [BACK TO TOP]


Go against, as of rules and laws

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


contravene; infringe; run afoul; conflict

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "contravene" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2contravene [BACK TO TOP]


Deny the truth of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


contradict; contravene; negate

Hypernyms (to "contravene" is one way to...):

differ; disagree; dissent; take issue (be of different opinions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "contravene"):

deny (declare untrue; contradict)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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