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contravene

con·tra·vene

contravene

 
pronunciation:
kan tr vin
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contravened, contravenes, contravening
definition 1: to conflict with; act against; oppose; violate.
He contravened the orders of his superior.
synonyms:
break, disobey, infringe, oppose, transgress, violate
similar words:
disregard, ignore
definition 2: to express opposition to; contradict.
synonyms:
contradict, differ with, gainsay, oppose, oppugn
antonyms:
uphold
similar words:
cross, deny, dispute, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, nullify, protest, thwart
Word Parts
The word contravene contains the following parts:
counter-, contra- Latin prefix that means against, in the opposite direction
veni, vent, ven, -vene Latin root that means to come