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English verb: contravene

1. contravene (social) go against, as of rules and laws

SamplesHe ran afoul of the law.
This behavior conflicts with our rules.

Synonymsconflict, infringe, run afoul

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

2. contravene (communication) deny the truth of

Synonymscontradict, negate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)differ, disagree, dissent, take issue

Narrower (hyponym)deny

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