What does infringe mean?

Definitions for infringeɪnˈfrɪndʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word infringe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene(verb)

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

  2. encroach, infringe, impinge(verb)

    advance beyond the usual limit


  1. infringe(Verb)

    Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.

  2. infringe(Verb)

    Break in or encroach on something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infringe(verb)

    to break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract

  2. Infringe(verb)

    to hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power

  3. Infringe(verb)

    to break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend

  4. Infringe(verb)

    to encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon; as, to infringe upon the rights of another

  5. Origin: [L. infringere; pref. in- in + frangere to break. See Fraction, and cf. Infract .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infringe

    in-frinj′, v.t. to violate, esp. law: to neglect to obey.—n. Infringe′ment, breach: violation: non-fulfilment. [L. infringĕrein, in, frangĕre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infringe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infringe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Trump:

    I will never, ever infringe on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms.

  2. Doug Jones:

    I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on woman’s right and her freedom to choose.

  3. Will Estrada:

    ( Ted Cruz) is going to make sure that the federal government will not infringe on what we believe is our God-given right.

  4. Chen Rishen:

    If some foreign fishing boats infringe on our territory and try to prevent us from fishing there ... Then we're put in the role of safeguarding sovereignty.

  5. Lee Wilhite:

    Biola University functionally eliminates the religious liberty of all California faith-based universities, biola University really does infringe on how we carry out our mission.

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