con´tra|ven´er


con´tra|ven´er
con|tra|vene «KON truh VEEN», transitive verb, -vened, -ven|ing.
1. to conflict with; oppose: »

A dictatorship contravenes the liberty of individuals.

2. to contradict; oppose in argument; deny.
3. to act in defiance of; violate: »

The British Government made it clear…that the Paris agreements in no way contravened the treaty (London Times).

SYNONYM(S): transgress, infringe.
[< Middle French contravenir, learned borrowing from Late Latin contrāvenīre oppose < Latin contrā- against + venīre come]
con´tra|ven´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • con|tra|ven|tion — «KON truh VEHN shuhn», noun. 1. conflict; opposition. 2. = contradiction. (Cf. ↑contradiction) 3. violation; infringement: »switching off a machine which he alleged was being operated in contravention of an agreement on starting and stopping t …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tra|vene — «KON truh VEEN», transitive verb, vened, ven|ing. 1. to conflict with; oppose: »A dictatorship contravenes the liberty of individuals. 2. to contradict; oppose in argument; deny. 3. to act in defiance …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´tra|dict´er — con|tra|dict «KON truh DIHKT», transitive verb. 1. to say that (a statement) is not true; deny: »He contradicted the rumor that he was moving to another town. SYNONYM(S): impugn, dispute. See syn. under deny. (Cf. ↑deny) 2. to say the opposite of …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´tra|dic´tor — con|tra|dict «KON truh DIHKT», transitive verb. 1. to say that (a statement) is not true; deny: »He contradicted the rumor that he was moving to another town. SYNONYM(S): impugn, dispute. See syn. under deny. (Cf. ↑deny) 2. to say the opposite of …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´tra|dict´a|ble — con|tra|dict «KON truh DIHKT», transitive verb. 1. to say that (a statement) is not true; deny: »He contradicted the rumor that he was moving to another town. SYNONYM(S): impugn, dispute. See syn. under deny. (Cf. ↑deny) 2. to say the opposite of …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tra|dict — «KON truh DIHKT», transitive verb. 1. to say that (a statement) is not true; deny: »He contradicted the rumor that he was moving to another town. SYNONYM(S): impugn, dispute. See syn. under deny. (Cf. ↑deny) 2. to say the opposite of what (a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´tra|dic´tious|ness — con|tra|dic|tious «KON truh DIHK shuhs», adjective. inclined to be contradictory; disputatious. ╂[< contradicti(on) + ous] –con´tra|dic´tious|ly, adverb. –con´tra|dic´tious|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • con´tra|dic´tious|ly — con|tra|dic|tious «KON truh DIHK shuhs», adjective. inclined to be contradictory; disputatious. ╂[< contradicti(on) + ous] –con´tra|dic´tious|ly, adverb. –con´tra|dic´tious|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tra|dic|tious — «KON truh DIHK shuhs», adjective. inclined to be contradictory; disputatious. ╂[< contradicti(on) + ous] –con´tra|dic´tious|ly, adverb. –con´tra|dic´tious|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tra|dic´tive|ly — con|tra|dic|tive «KON truh DIHK tihv», adjective. = contradictory. (Cf. ↑contradictory) –con|tra|dic´tive|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary


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