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"
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"
"Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
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"
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"
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)
destroy and strip of its possession
"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
To break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.).
to treat in a violent manner; to abuse
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
to disturb; to interrupt
to commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—vis, strength; cf. Gr. is, strength, force.]
The numerical value of violate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of violate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The law does not violate anyone's rights.
Public servants should not violate the law.
If you violate a policy, there is a consequence.
Kim Davis cannot and will not violate her conscience.
These banks don’t want to violate existing sanctions.
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