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

2 senses of infringe

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
encroach, infringe, impinge -- (advance beyond the usual limit)
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

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