infringe

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in frinj)

Inflections of 'infringe' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
infringes
v 3rd person singular
infringing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
infringed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
infringed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•fringe /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/USA pronunciation   v.,  -fringed, -fring•ing. 
  1. Law to break a rule or regulation;
    violate:[+ object]By copying my programs and selling them they were infringing my copyright.
  2. Law to interfere with:[+ on/upon + object]to infringe on someone's privacy.
See -fract-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•fringe  (in frinj),USA pronunciation v.,  -fringed, -fring•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Lawto commit a breach or infraction of;
    violate or transgress:to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.

v.i. 
  1. Lawto encroach or trespass (usually fol. by on or upon):Don't infringe on his privacy.
in•fringer, n. 
  • Latin infringere to break, weaken, equivalent. to in- in-2 + -fringere, combining form of frangere to break
  • 1525–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged break, disobey.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged poach. See  trespass. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
infringe /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ vb
  1. (transitive) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
  2. (intr; followed by on or upon) to encroach or trespass
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break

inˈfringement n inˈfringer n
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