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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose

Usage examples (37)
  • Their scheme to cheat on their exam would jeopardize their enrollment as it contravenes the academy's policy.
  • And for us to contravene that would be inappropriate.
  • China denies that its actions contravene the arms embargo.
  • Snoblowr: and yet doesn't contravene the Geneva Conventions for more
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