contravene - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contravene
contravene is like intervene..so opposing
contra + vinu(hear) = opposite to what u hear
Contradict + Intervene
contravene = contraverse
CONTRAVENE...CON(not)+INTERVENE..intervene means to take part in somethin and contravene means oppose...if you do,t take part in something, it means that you are opposing it........
i remember the game Contra we used to play, it used to violate and oppose all rules and stood strong against enemies!
Contradict to Convention