Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 11/30/14 Contravene

Contravene (verb)
contravene [kon-truh-veen]


verb (used with object), contravened, contravening.
1. to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose: to contravene a statement.
2. to violate, infringe, or transgress: to contravene the law.

Related forms: contravener, noun

Can be confused: controvert.

Origin: 1560-70; < Late Latin contrāvenīre, equivalent to Latin contrā against + venīre to come

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