Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contravene

2 senses of contravene

Sense 1
conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene -- (go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules")
       => transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

Sense 2
contradict, negate, contravene -- (deny the truth of)
       => disagree, differ, dissent, take issue -- (be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions")

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