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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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. Vladimir Putins:

    Neither the authorities nor any groups of citizens have the right to violate the law and carry the situation to the point of absurdity or cause scuffles with the authorities, this is against the law, and all who committed these violations have to be held accountable under the Russian law.

  2. Roger Severino:

    Finally, laws prohibiting government funded discrimination against conscience and religious freedom will be enforced like every other civil rights law, this rule ensures that healthcare entities and professionals won't be bullied out of the healthcare field because they decline to participate in actions that violate their conscience, including the taking of human life.

  3. Roger Severino:

    This rule ensures that healthcare entities and professionals won't be bullied out of the healthcare field because they decline to participate in actions that violate their conscience, including the taking of human life.

  4. State Mike Pompeo on Saturday:

    It is shameful that this reporter chose to violate the basic rules of journalism and decency. This is another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt President (Donald) Trump and this Administration, it is no wonder that the American people distrust many in the media when they so consistently demonstrate their agenda and their absence of integrity.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy, iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us and poking us and saying yes, of course we're going to violate it. Thanks for freeing up $150 billion, America, too.

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