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Meaning of “infringe” in the English Dictionary

"infringe" in British English

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infringeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ formal
to ​break a ​rule, ​law, etc.: They infringed ​buildingregulations.
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(Definition of infringe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​copyrightlaw. [I always + adv/prep] The ​senator is ​opposed to any ​laws that infringe on a citizen’s ​right to ​freespeech.
infringement
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   us   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ formal LAW
to do something that is against a ​law, an ​agreement, etc.: infringe a trademark/patent/copyright The ​computergiantfiledpapersclaiming that the ​patent of their ​onlinesoftware had been infringed.
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(Definition of infringe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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