Definition of “contravene” - English Dictionary

“contravene” in British English

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contraveneverb [ T ]

uk /ˌkɒn.trəˈviːn/ us /ˌkɑːn.trəˈviːn/ formal
contravention
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌkɒn.trəˈven.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.trəˈven.ʃən/

By accepting the money, she was in contravention of company regulations.

(Definition of “contravene” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“contravene” in Business English

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contraveneverb [ T ]

uk /ˌkɒntrəˈviːn/ us formal

to not obey a rule or law, or to not do what you promised:

The toy manufacturer contravened safety codes by using toxic paints on its dolls.

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