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, breakverb

    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, breakverb

    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. violateverb

    destroy

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

  4. desecrate, profane, outrage, violateverb

    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, outrageverb

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

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

  6. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunderverb

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Wiktionary

  1. violateverb

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

  2. violateverb

    To rape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violateverb

    to treat in a violent manner; to abuse

  2. Violateverb

    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. Violateverb

    to disturb; to interrupt

  4. Violateverb

    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. Gen Nakatani:

    When the Air Self Defense Force detects indications of an unidentified flying object that could violate our country's airspace, it scrambles fighter jets if necessary and makes visual observation, no extraterrestrials.

  2. Kristen Clarke:

    Advocates called for more resources from law enforcement agencies, more coordination between tech companies and transparency about their methods for stopping hategroups and better enforcement of Big Techs existing policies against extremism. During the hearing, the comments became so hateful on the YouTube livestreamthat the company disabled them. The companies that create and profit from online platforms where white supremacy is prevalent, also have a responsibility to address this crisis. We call on all online platforms to fully and fairly enforce their terms of service, and terminate purveyors of hate who violate those terms by promoting and inciting violence, we urge greater transparency by the tech sector regarding the prevalence of hateful activities on their platforms.

  3. Richard Primus:

    I think it’s pretty clear that there’s a right answer, and that answer is self-pardon should not be regarded as valid. A power to self-pardon would violate the basic rule-of-law principle that no person should be allowed to adjudicate his own case.

  4. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    Unfortunately, Kiev's bellicose rhetoric has sharply increased, we call on the Ukrainian side to show restraint and not violate the implementation of the Minsk agreements on security with irresponsible actions.

  5. Christopher Jahraus:

    The idea is in no way to subvert or interfere with proper adoption proceedings, we’re not going to violate any laws.

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