Impinge vs. Infringe

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  • Impinge (verb)

    To make a physical impact on.


  • Impinge (verb)

    To interfere with.


  • Impinge (verb)

    To have an effect upon, especially a negative one.


  • Infringe (verb)

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

  • Infringe (verb)

    Break in or encroach on something.

  • Impinge (verb)

    have an effect, especially a negative one

    “several factors impinge on market efficiency”

  • Impinge (verb)

    advance over an area belonging to someone or something else; encroach

    “the proposed fencing would impinge on a public bridleway”

  • Impinge (verb)


    “the gases impinge on the surface of the liquid”

  • Infringe (verb)

    actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)

    “making an unauthorized copy would infringe copyright”

  • Infringe (verb)

    act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on

    “I wouldn’t infringe on his privacy”

    “such widespread surveillance could infringe personal liberties”

Oxford Dictionary

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