Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns:
— This sentence violates the rules of syntax.
Roget 742: disobey, violate, infringe; shirk; set at defiance etc. (defy) 715; set authority at naught, run riot, fly in the face of; take the law into one's own hands; kick over the traces. turn restive, ... show more
Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises:
— Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Dutch: misdoen, schenden, verbreken
Violate the sacred character of a place or language:
— Violate the sanctity of the church.
Force (someone) to have sex against their will.
Dutch: ontvoeren, schaken
Moby thesaurus: abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, assault, assault sexually, attack, barbarize, batter, befoul, betray, bewitch, blight, breach, breach the law, break, break the law, brutalize, burn ... show more.
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