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contraveneverb [T]

uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈviːn/ us   /ˌkɑːn.trəˈviːn/ formal
to do something that a law or rule does not allow, or to break a law or rule: The company knew its actions contravened international law.
contravention
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈven.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːn.trəˈven.ʃən/
By accepting the money, she was in contravention of company regulations.
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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)
Translations of “contravene”
in Vietnamese vi phạm…
in Spanish contravenir, violar, infringir…
in Malaysian melanggar…
in Thai โต้แย้ง, ฝ่าฝืน…
in French contrevenir (à)…
in German zuwiderhandeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,違犯(法律或規則)…
in Russian нарушать…
in Turkish ihlal etmek, çiğnemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违反,违犯(法律或规则)…
in Indonesian melanggar…
in Polish naruszać…
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