contravene

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From Middle French contravenir (French contrevenir), from Latin contraveniō.

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contravene (third-person singular simple present contravenes, present participle contravening, simple past and past participle contravened)

  1. (transitive) To act contrary to an order, or fail to conform to a regulation.
  2. (transitive) To deny the truth of something.

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