Definitions for: 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!"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

Antonyms: conform to

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

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