What does violate mean?

Definitions for violate
ˈvaɪ əˌleɪtvi·o·late

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word violate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violate, go against, break(verb)

    fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

    "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

  2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)

    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"

  3. violate(verb)

    destroy

    "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"

  4. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate(verb)

    violate the sacred character of a place or language

    "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

  5. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage(verb)

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

  6. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Wiktionary

  1. violate(Verb)

    To break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.).

  2. violate(Verb)

    To rape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violate(verb)

    to treat in a violent manner; to abuse

  2. Violate(verb)

    to do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe

  3. Violate(verb)

    to disturb; to interrupt

  4. Violate(verb)

    to commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Violate

    vī′ō-lāt, v.t. to injure: to abuse: to ravish: to profane: to break forcibly: to transgress.—adj. Vī′olable, that may be violated, injured, or broken.—adv. Vi′olably.—ns. Vīolā′tion, the act of violating or injuring: infringement: non-observance: profanation: rape; Vī′olātor. [L. violāre, -ātumvis, strength; cf. Gr. is, strength, force.]

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How to say violate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of violate in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Kagan:

    The Russians always intended to violate them.

  2. Marion Hammer:

    In a mobile society, people have no way of knowing what ordinance they may violate when theyre traveling or cross a city or county line, it is critically important that in a state, you have uniformity of gun laws.

  3. Kevin Lundberg:

    The state shouldn't come in and say to the individual businessman, 'You must violate your religious — and I'll say religious-slash-moral convictions. This baker (Silva), thought that was a violation of their moral convictions. The other baker, which we all know very well because of all the stories, clearly that was a violation of their religious convictions.

  4. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan:

    If an American ship enters Iran’s maritime region, it will definitely get a warning. We will monitor them and, if they violate our waters, we will confront them.

  5. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    The G7 ought to collectively tell China to follow global rules, by taking measures that violate G7 and World Trade Organization rules, the United States is actually benefiting China. That's wrong.

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