About The Word Violate

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Violate

Violate Meaning & Definition
Violate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Violate?

[v] destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
[v] destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
[v] act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
[v] assault sexually; force to have sex
[v] violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
[v] fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "He violated the agreement to stay away from his ex-wife"; "You are breaking the law!"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Violate: breach | break | break | desecrate | despoil | dishonor | dishonour | go against | go against | infract | offend | outrage | plunder | profane | rape | rape | ravish | spoil | transgress

Related Terms | Find terms related to Violate:

See Also | assail | assault | attack | blunder | boob | conflict | contravene | destroy | disrespect | disturb | gang-rape | goof | infringe | intrude | ruin | run afoul | set on | sin | sin | touch | transgress | trespass | trespass

Violate In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"o*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Violates}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Violating}.] [L. violatus, p. p. of violare to violate, fr. vis strength, force. See {Violent}.] 1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse. His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his daughters with rape. --Milton. 2. 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. Violated vows 'Twixt the souls of friend and friend. --Shak. Oft have they violated The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts. --Milton. 3. To disturb; to interrupt. ``Employed, it seems, to violate sleep.'' --Milton. 4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage. Syn: To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress; profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor.

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