Definitions for violate

Definitions for (verb) violate

Main entry: violate

Definition: destroy

Usage: Don't violate my garden; violate my privacy

Main entry: despoil, spoil, plunder, rape, violate

Definition: destroy and strip of its possession

Usage: The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Main entry: go against, infract, offend, breach, break, transgress, violate

Definition: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Usage: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise

Main entry: violate, rape, ravish, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

Definition: force (someone) to have sex against their will

Usage: The woman was raped on her way home at night

Main entry: outrage, profane, violate, desecrate

Definition: violate the sacred character of a place or language

Usage: desecrate a cemetery; violate the sanctity of the church; profane the name of God

Main entry: violate, go against, break

Definition: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

Usage: This sentence violates the rules of syntax

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