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    violate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word violate

    (verb) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    Synonyms : break , go against
    Example Sentence
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
    (verb) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    Example Sentence
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
    (verb) destroy
    Example Sentence
    • Don't violate my garden
    • violate my privacy
    (verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language
    Synonyms : desecrate , outrage , profane
    Example Sentence
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God
    (verb) force (someone) to have sex against their will
    Synonyms : assault , dishonor , dishonour , outrage , rape , ravish
    Example Sentence
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
    (verb) destroy and strip of its possession
    Synonyms : despoil , plunder , rape , spoil
    Example Sentence
    • The soldiers raped the beautiful country
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for violate

Violate and disobeyed have similar sounds and they mean - to defy.

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