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violate

verb

1 violate

Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns:
— This sentence violates the rules of syntax.

synonyms: break, go against.

Roget 925: be undue etc. adj.; not be due etc. 924.    infringe, encroach, trench on, exact; arrogate, arrogate to oneself; give an inch and take an ell; stretch a point, ... show more

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

Roget 961: be impure etc. adj.; intrigue; debauch, defile, seduce; prostitute; abuse, violate, deflower; commit adultery etc. n.. ... show more



2 violate

Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises:
— Violate the basic laws or human civilization.

synonyms: breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress.

Roget 927: violate; break, break through; infringe; set aside, set at naught; encroach upon, trench upon; trample on, trample under foot; slight, neglect, evade, ... show more

Roget 773: fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, give the go-by to, set aside, ignore; shut one's eyes to, close one's eyes to.    infringe, transgress, violate, ... show more

Dutch: misdoen, schenden, verbreken

3 violate

Destroy.

4 violate

Violate the sacred character of a place or language:
— Violate the sanctity of the church.

synonyms: desecrate, outrage, profane.

Dutch: ontwijden

5 violate

Force (someone) to have sex against their will.

synonyms: assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish.

Dutch: ontvoeren, schaken

6 violate

Destroy and strip of its possession.

synonyms: despoil, plunder, rape, spoil.

Dutch: verprutsen


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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