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Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
Benjamin F. Wade

Meaning of "contravene" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTRAVENE

From Late Latin contrāvenīre, from Latin contra- + venīre to come.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRAVENE

contravene  [ˌkɒntrəˈviːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRAVENE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contravene is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb contravene in English.

WHAT DOES CONTRAVENE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of contravene in the English dictionary

The definition of contravene in the dictionary is to come into conflict with or infringe. Other definition of contravene is to dispute or contradict.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONTRAVENE

PRESENT

Present
I contravene
you contravene
he/she/it contravenes
we contravene
you contravene
they contravene
Present continuous
I am contravening
you are contravening
he/she/it is contravening
we are contravening
you are contravening
they are contravening
Present perfect
I have contravened
you have contravened
he/she/it has contravened
we have contravened
you have contravened
they have contravened
Present perfect continuous
I have been contravening
you have been contravening
he/she/it has been contravening
we have been contravening
you have been contravening
they have been contravening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I contravened
you contravened
he/she/it contravened
we contravened
you contravened
they contravened
Past continuous
I was contravening
you were contravening
he/she/it was contravening
we were contravening
you were contravening
they were contravening
Past perfect
I had contravened
you had contravened
he/she/it had contravened
we had contravened
you had contravened
they had contravened
Past perfect continuous
I had been contravening
you had been contravening
he/she/it had been contravening
we had been contravening
you had been contravening
they had been contravening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will contravene
you will contravene
he/she/it will contravene
we will contravene
you will contravene
they will contravene
Future continuous
I will be contravening
you will be contravening
he/she/it will be contravening
we will be contravening
you will be contravening
they will be contravening
Future perfect
I will have contravened
you will have contravened
he/she/it will have contravened
we will have contravened
you will have contravened
they will have contravened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been contravening
you will have been contravening
he/she/it will have been contravening
we will have been contravening
you will have been contravening
they will have been contravening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would contravene
you would contravene
he/she/it would contravene
we would contravene
you would contravene
they would contravene
Conditional continuous
I would be contravening
you would be contravening
he/she/it would be contravening
we would be contravening
you would be contravening
they would be contravening
Conditional perfect
I would have contravene
you would have contravene
he/she/it would have contravene
we would have contravene
you would have contravene
they would have contravene
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been contravening
you would have been contravening
he/she/it would have been contravening
we would have been contravening
you would have been contravening
they would have been contravening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you contravene
we let´s contravene
you contravene
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to contravene
Past participle
contravened
Present Participle
contravening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRAVENE


aberdevine
ˌæbədɪˈviːn
advene
ədˈviːn
convene
kənˈviːn
Devine
dəˈviːn
intervene
ˌɪntəˈviːn
landgravine
ˈlændɡrəˌviːn
Lavigne
læ´viːn
margravine
ˈmɑːɡrəˌviːn
mauveine
ˈməʊviːn
nervine
ˈnɜːviːn
olivine
ˈɒlɪˌviːn
palsgravine
ˈpɔːlzɡrəˌviːn
prevene
prɪˈviːn
ravine
rəˈviːn
reconvene
ˌriːkənˈviːn
Slovene
sləʊˈviːn
subvene
səbˈviːn
supervene
ˌsuːpəˈviːn
sylvine
ˈsɪlviːn
Wien
viːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRAVENE

contrariousness
contrariwise
contrary
contrasexual
contrast
contrast medium
contrastable
contrasting
contrastive
contrastively
contrasty
contrasuggestibility
contrasuggestible
contrasuggestion
contrate
contraterrene
contravallation
contravener
contravention
contrayerva

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRAVENE

Abilene
bene
benzene
dene
ethylene
gene
Greene
hygiene
indigene
Irene
nene
neoprene
obscene
polyethylene
polypropylene
propylene
scene
sene
serene
sex scene

Synonyms and antonyms of contravene in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTRAVENE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «contravene» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of contravene

Translation of «contravene» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRAVENE

Find out the translation of contravene to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contravene from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contravene» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

违反 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contravenir
570 millions of speakers

English

contravene
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवहेलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مخالفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

противоречат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infringir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লঙ্ঘন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfreindre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertentangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verstoßen gegen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

違反する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위반하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contravene
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vi phạm luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उल्लंघन करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çiğnemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

violare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

naruszać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суперечать
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contraveni
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντιβαίνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oortree
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

strida
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strid
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contravene

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRAVENE»

The term «contravene» is regularly used and occupies the 86.084 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRAVENE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contravene

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QUOTES WITH «CONTRAVENE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contravene.
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Benjamin F. Wade
Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRAVENE»

Discover the use of contravene in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contravene and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage
"The court ruled that the statutory provision was a penalty and that allowing a wrongdoer to insure himself against it would contravene public policy." Controvert = to dispute or contest; to debate; to contend against or oppose in argument. E.g. ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2001
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Legal Opinion Letters: A Comprehensive Guide to Opinion ...
"Contravene" sounds softer than "violate," but it is difficult to know exactly how the two differ. Suppose, for example, one contract specifies New York as the governing law, while another specifies Delaware. Does one agreement " contravene" ...
‎2003
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Garner's Modern American Usage
C. Pronunciation. As a noun, contrast is accented on the first syllable: /kon-trast/. As a verb, it's accented on the second syllable: /kәn-trast/. contravene. A. And violate. Contravene = (1) (of people) to transgress, infringe (as a law); to defy; or ( 2) ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
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Competition Laws Outside the United States
(1A) A person other than the Commission is not entitled to make an application under subsection (1) for an injunction by reason that a person has contravened or attempted to contravene or is proposing to contravene, or has been or is ...
H. Stephen Harris, 2001
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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
See leonine contract. contravene. A. And controvert. These words, occasionally confused, should be distinguished. Contravene = (1) (of persons) to transgress, infringe (as a law); to defy; or (2) (of things) to be contrary to, come in conflict with.
Bryan A. Garner, 2011
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Australian Fair Work Act 2009: With Regulations and Rules
Amendments) Act Extended operation of parental leave 6(2) A person must not contravene Division 6 of Part 12 of the WR Act as it continues to apply under item 3 of Schedule 4. Note: This subitem is a civil remedy provision (see item 16, and  ...
Cch, 2010
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Bulletin of the International Labour Office
(d) manufacturers who contravene rules relating to arrangements for the protection of the life and health of workmen, in respect of workrooms, machines and apparatus ; who grossly disregard all considerations of morality in the employment of ...
International Labour Office, 1907
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Bulletin des internationalen Arbeitsamts
(d) manufacturers who contravene rules relating to arrangements for the protection of the life and health of workmen, in respect of workrooms, machines and apparatus ; who grossly disregard all considerations of morality in the employment of ...
International Labor Office, Basel, 1907
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The Scots Revised Reports: Court of Session, Third Series ...
Now, the Lord Ordinary thinks that the true question here is, what is the antecedent to the relative expression ' such ' 1 The answer to this is, that the antecedent is ' contravene the premises.' The facts and deeds which are to be null are the ...
Norman Macpherson, Sir John Rankine, 1904
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Blackstone's Guide to the Equality Act 2010
PART 6 MARRIAGE Gender reassignment: England and Wales 24 (1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to gender reassignment discrimination, only because of anything done in reliance on section 5B of the Marriage ...
John Wadham, David Ruebain, Anthony Robinson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRAVENE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contravene is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tunisia to refuse to extradite suspects in Sousse beach attack
The move has been criticised by rights groups, which warned that emergency powers could allow authorities to contravene both the Tunisian ... «Middle East Eye, Jul 15»
2
Israeli military recommends easing Gaza border restrictions …
These actions contravene the security addendum to the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, but Israel agreed to them ahead of time ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
3
5 things to know about Israel's failed conversion reform
In past similar situations, groups have submitted petitions claiming that religious restrictions contravene Israel's semi-constitutional Basic Law: ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
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Sharapova accused of gamesmanship by vanquished opponent …
... 2-6 on Centre Court, implied that umpires were frightened to take the leading players to task when they appeared to contravene the rules. «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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Food Wise 2025 targets are 'aspirational'
Environmental groups have also expressed concerns that further growth in farm output would contravene Ireland's obligation to reduce ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
6
The pornography flaw in Auckland Council's Wi-Fi
This would disadvantage a huge number of our customers and contravene the New Zealand Bill of Rights." While the Devonport issue was the ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
7
Prayut tells legal fishing vessels to go fishing now
Such exceptions however, must not in any way contravene with any of the 15 clauses of the IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) ... «ThaiVisa News, Jul 15»
8
Asia's gender imbalance
... for example, has increased the chances of inter-caste marriages or unions that contravene strict social codes policed by the khap panchayats ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
9
Canadian Government Amends and Strengthens PIPEDA, Adding …
... where the Commissioner believes on reasonable grounds that the organization has, or is about to, contravene the Act. If such an agreement ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
10
Water restrictions imposed in Dorval not due to shortage, but …
Dorval residents are being reminded that watering is prohibited between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. Those who contravene the bylaw are ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contravene [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contravene>. Dec 2019 ».
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