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violate meaning and definition

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Definition of violate (verb)

  1. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  2. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  3. destroy
    • "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
  4. violate the sacred character of a place or language
    • "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
    • synonyms: desecrate, outrage, profane
  5. force (someone) to have sex against their will
  6. destroy and strip of its possession
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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