Synonyms & Antonyms of breach

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1 a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation
  • the president's deliberate misstatements were widely seen as a breach of the public trust

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3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • the cat got out of the yard through a breach in the hedge

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Synonyms & Antonyms of breach (Entry 2 of 2)

to fail to keep
  • a builder being sued by a homeowner for breaching a contract

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The first known use of breach was in the 14th century

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“Breach.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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