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English verb: go against

1. go against (stative) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

SamplesThis sentence violates the rules of syntax.

Synonymsbreak, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)fly in the face of, fly in the teeth of

Antonymsconform to

2. go against (social) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

SamplesOffend all laws of humanity.
Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Break a law.
Break a promise.

Synonymsbreach, break, infract, offend, transgress, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disrespect

Narrower (hyponym)blunder, boob, conflict, contravene, drop the ball, goof, infringe, intrude, run afoul, sin, sin, transgress, trespass, trespass, trespass

Antonymskeep, observe

3. go against (social) resist

SamplesBuck the trend.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)oppose, react

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