Meaning of “infringe” in the English Dictionary

"infringe" in American English

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infringeverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/

to act in a way that is against a law or that limits someone’s rights or freedom:

[ T ] Copying videos infringes copyright law.
[ I always + adv/prep ] The senator is opposed to any laws that infringe on a citizen’s right to free speech.
noun [ C/U ] us /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ·mənt/

[ U ] copyright/patent infringement

(Definition of “infringe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"infringe" in Business English

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infringeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ us formal LAW

to do something that is against a law, an agreement, etc.:

infringe a trademark/patent/copyright The computer giant filed papers claiming that the patent of their online software had been infringed.

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(Definition of “infringe” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)