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contravene

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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contravenecon‧tra‧vene /ˌkɒntrəˈviːn $ ˌkɑːn-/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 SCLDISOBEYto do something that is not allowed according to a law or rule syn violate 🔊 Some portions of the bill may contravene state law.see thesaurus at disobey
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contraveneIf a licence holder contravenes any of these conditions, their licence will be withdrawn.The sale of untreated milk may contravene public health regulations.In the present case it is alleged that Pantell S.A. has contravened sections 47,56 and 57.A fifth of Britain's sewage works contravene state standards on effluents because the owners refuse to invest in them.Penalties for contravening the laws on food hygiene have been increased.S 92 deals with the consequences of contravening the pre-emption rights the Act confers.Critics said the ban on reporting contravened the public's democratic right to be informed.Any interference in one country's domestic affairs by another country contravenes the UN charter.The Consumer Credit Association expelled six companies for contravening their rules.
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Verb table
contravene
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycontravene
he, she, itcontravenes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycontravened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave contravened
he, she, ithas contravened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad contravened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill contravene
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have contravened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam contravening
he, she, itis contravening
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you, we, theyare contravening
Past
I, he, she, itwas contravening
you, we, theywere contravening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been contravening
he, she, ithas been contravening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been contravening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be contravening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been contravening
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