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Pronunciation:  `kântru'veen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  deny the truth of
  2. [v]  go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

CONTRAVENE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: conflict, contradict, infringe, negate, run afoul
 See Also: breach, break, deny, differ, disagree, dissent, go against, infract, offend, take issue, transgress, violate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be
         contravened.                          --Southey.

2. To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to
   contravene a law.

         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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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