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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. go against, as of rules and laws;
- Example: "He ran afoul of the law"
- Example: "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
[syn: conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene]

2. deny the truth of;
[syn: contradict, negate, contravene]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contravene \Con`tra*vene"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contravened; p. pr. & vb. n. Contravening.] [LL. contravenire; L. contra + venire to come: cf. F. contrevenir. See Come.] 1. To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat. [1913 Webster] So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be contravened. --Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law. [1913 Webster] Laws that place the subjects in such a state contravene the first principles of the compact of authority. --Johnson. Syn: To contradict; set aside; nullify; defeat; cross; obstruct; baffle; thwart. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contravene v 1: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene] 2: deny the truth of [syn: contradict, negate, contravene]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "contravene": abjure, breach, break, combat, contradict, cross, disaffirm, disclaim, disown, encroach, exclude, fight, gainsay, impugn, infract, infringe, intrude, negate, negative, offend, oppose, overstep, reject, repudiate, resist, spurn, transgress, traverse, trespass