Pronunciation: (kon"tru-vēn'), [key]
—v.t., -vened, -ven•ing.
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.