fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns;
"This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
"offend all laws of humanity"
"violate the basic laws or human civilization"
"break a law"
"break a promise"
"buck the trend"
- It's against the rules of the school to smoke.
- Lying goes against my principles.
- Some witnesses had testified against him.
- Her past record counts against her.