What does violate mean?

Definitions for violateˈvaɪ əˌleɪt

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)


    "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"


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justice Minister Paiboon:

    The law does not violate anyone's rights.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    Public servants should not violate the law.

  3. Bud Cranor:

    If you violate a policy, there is a consequence.

  4. Mathew Staver:

    Kim Davis cannot and will not violate her conscience.

  5. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    These banks don’t want to violate existing sanctions.

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