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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.


Synonymsbuck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)oppose, react









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