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contraveneverb [T]

uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈviːn/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
to do something that a ​law or ​rule does not ​allow, or to ​break a ​law or ​rule: The ​companyknewitsactions contravened ​internationallaw.
contravention
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈven.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
By ​accepting the ​money, she was in contravention ofcompanyregulations.
(Definition of contravene from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contraveneverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌkɒntrəˈviːn/ formal
to not obey a ​rule or ​law, or to not do what you promised: The toy ​manufacturer contravened ​safetycodes by using ​toxic paints on its dolls.
(Definition of contravene from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contravene”
in Spanish contravenir, violar, infringir…
in Vietnamese vi phạm…
in Malaysian melanggar…
in Thai โต้แย้ง, ฝ่าฝืน…
in French contrevenir (à)…
in German zuwiderhandeln…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违反,违犯(法律或规则)…
in Turkish ihlal etmek, çiğnemek…
in Russian нарушать…
in Indonesian melanggar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,違犯(法律或規則)…
in Polish naruszać…
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