Definition of infringe
- infringe a patent
They claim that his use of the name infringes their copyright.
Her rights must not be infringed.
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: to do something that does not obey or follow (a rule, law, etc.) ( chiefly US )
: to wrongly limit or restrict (something, such as another person's rights)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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