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vi·o·late

 (vī′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. vi·o·lat·ed, vi·o·lat·ing, vi·o·lates
1. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
2. To assault (a person) sexually.
3. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
4. To disturb rudely or improperly; interrupt: violated our privacy.

[Middle English violaten, from Latin violāre, violāt-, from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′o·la′tive adj.
vi′o·la′tor n.

violate

(ˈvaɪəˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to break, disregard, or infringe (a law, agreement, etc)
2. to rape or otherwise sexually assault
3. to disturb rudely or improperly; break in upon
4. to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; outrage: he violated a sanctuary.
5. obsolete to mistreat physically
adj
archaic violated or dishonoured
[C15: from Latin violāre to do violence to, from vīs strength]
ˈviolable adj
ˌviolaˈbility, ˈviolableness n
ˈviolably adv
ˌvioˈlation n
ˈviolative adj
ˈvioˌlator, ˈvioˌlater n

vi•o•late

(ˈvaɪ əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to break or infringe (a law, promise, instructions, etc.).
2. to disturb rudely: to violate someone's privacy.
3. to assault sexually, esp. to rape.
4. to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; desecrate: to violate a church.
[1400–50; < Latin violātus, past participle of violāre to treat with violence]
vi′o•la`tor, n.

violate


Past participle: violated
Gerund: violating

Imperative
violate
violate
Present
I violate
you violate
he/she/it violates
we violate
you violate
they violate
Preterite
I violated
you violated
he/she/it violated
we violated
you violated
they violated
Present Continuous
I am violating
you are violating
he/she/it is violating
we are violating
you are violating
they are violating
Present Perfect
I have violated
you have violated
he/she/it has violated
we have violated
you have violated
they have violated
Past Continuous
I was violating
you were violating
he/she/it was violating
we were violating
you were violating
they were violating
Past Perfect
I had violated
you had violated
he/she/it had violated
we had violated
you had violated
they had violated
Future
I will violate
you will violate
he/she/it will violate
we will violate
you will violate
they will violate
Future Perfect
I will have violated
you will have violated
he/she/it will have violated
we will have violated
you will have violated
they will have violated
Future Continuous
I will be violating
you will be violating
he/she/it will be violating
we will be violating
you will be violating
they will be violating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been violating
you have been violating
he/she/it has been violating
we have been violating
you have been violating
they have been violating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been violating
you will have been violating
he/she/it will have been violating
we will have been violating
you will have been violating
they will have been violating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been violating
you had been violating
he/she/it had been violating
we had been violating
you had been violating
they had been violating
Conditional
I would violate
you would violate
he/she/it would violate
we would violate
you would violate
they would violate
Past Conditional
I would have violated
you would have violated
he/she/it would have violated
we would have violated
you would have violated
they would have violated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.violate - fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
fly in the face of, fly in the teeth of - go against; "This action flies in the face of the agreement"
conform to - observe; "conform to the rules"
2.violate - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promisesviolate - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
disrespect - show a lack of respect for
sin, transgress, trespass - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
blunder, boob, drop the ball, goof, sin - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
contravene, infringe, run afoul, conflict - go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
trespass - break the law
trespass, intrude - enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!"
3.violate - destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
disturb, touch - tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
4.violate - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
5.violate - force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
gang-rape - rape (someone) successively with several attackers; "The prisoner was gang-raped"
6.violate - destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

violate

verb
2. invade, infringe on, disturb, upset, shatter, disrupt, impinge on, encroach on, intrude on, trespass on, obtrude on These journalists were violating her family's privacy.
3. desecrate, profane, defile, abuse, outrage, pollute, deface, dishonour, vandalize, treat with disrespect, befoul Police are still searching for the people who violated the graves.
desecrate respect, honour, revere, set on a pedestal
4. rape, molest, sexually assault, ravish, abuse, assault, interfere with, sexually abuse, indecently assault, force yourself on He broke into a woman's home and attempted to violate her.

violate

verb
1. To fail to fulfill (a promise) or conform to (a regulation):
2. To refuse or fail to obey:
Idiom: pay no attention to.
3. To compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act:
4. To deprive of virginity:
5. To spoil or mar the sanctity of:
Translations
porušit
kršiti

violate

[ˈvaɪəleɪt] VT
1. (= breach) [+ law] → violar, infringir, quebrantar; [+ constitution, agreement, treaty] → violar, infringir, vulnerar (Comm, Pol) [+ sanctions] → incumplir, desobedecer; [+ contract] → no cumplir, incumplir; [+ rights] → violar, vulnerar; [+ privacy] → invadir
to violate sb's trustabusar de la confianza de algn
2. (= defile) [+ grave] → profanar
3. (o.f. or liter) (= rape) → violar

violate

[ˈvaɪəleɪt] vt
(= break) [+ agreement, law, promise] → violer
(= disturb) [+ privacy, peace] → violer
(= desecrate) [+ tomb, graveyard] → violer

violate

vt
treaty, promisebrechen; (partially) → verletzen; law, rule, moral codeverletzen, verstoßen gegen; rights, airspaceverletzen; truthvergewaltigen
(= disturb) holy placeentweihen, schänden; peacefulnessstören; to violate somebody’s privacyin jds Privatsphäre eindringen; it’s violating a person’s privacy to …es ist ein Eingriff in jemandes Privatsphäre, wenn man …; the shriek of the jets now violates that once peaceful spotdurch das Heulen der Düsenflugzeuge ist die Idylle dieses Fleckchens zerstört worden
(= rape)vergewaltigen, schänden

violate

[ˈvaɪəˌleɪt] vtviolare

violate

v. violar, abusar sexualmente.
References in classic literature ?
As they died away on my lips, I said to myself that I should indeed help them to represent something infamous, if, by pronouncing them, I should violate as rare a little case of instinctive delicacy as any schoolroom, probably, had ever known.
For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.
While you looked so, I should be certain that whatever charter you might grant under coercion, your first act, when released, would be to violate its conditions.
do you think I will allow you to violate the sacred obligations of charity in my person?
Why hast thou, SATAN, broke the bounds prescrib'd To thy transgressions, and disturbd the charge Of others, who approve not to transgress By thy example, but have power and right To question thy bold entrance on this place; Imploi'd it seems to violate sleep, and those Whose dwelling God hath planted here in bliss?
And while I do not choose now to specify particular acts of Congress as proper to be enforced, I do suggest that it will be much safer for all, both in official and private stations, to conform to and abide by all those acts which stand unrepealed, than to violate any of them, trusting to find impunity in having them held to be unConstitutional.
What is to be done," said Sancho, "is this; you, the winner, be you good, bad, or indifferent, give this assailant of yours a hundred reals at once, and you must disburse thirty more for the poor prisoners; and you who have neither profession nor property, and hang about the island in idleness, take these hundred reals now, and some time of the day to-morrow quit the island under sentence of banishment for ten years, and under pain of completing it in another life if you violate the sentence, for I'll hang you on a gibbet, or at least the hangman will by my orders; not a word from either of you, or I'll make him feel my hand.
But if you go away from well-governed states to Crito's friends in Thessaly, where there is great disorder and licence, they will be charmed to hear the tale of your escape from prison, set off with ludicrous particulars of the manner in which you were wrapped in a goatskin or some other disguise, and metamorphosed as the manner is of runaways; but will there be no one to remind you that in your old age you were not ashamed to violate the most sacred laws from a miserable desire of a little more life?
The power is there restrained to Indians, not members of any of the States, and is not to violate or infringe the legislative right of any State within its own limits.
If you can assure me that what you intend does not violate either of these two, then I give my consent at once, though for the life of me, I cannot understand what you are driving at.
In addition to which, we urge that the irrational sometimes does not violate reason; just as 'it is probable that a thing may happen contrary to probability.
It is this: -- `I swear by my honor not to reveal to any one what I have seen and heard on the 5th of February, 1815, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening; and I plead guilty of death should I ever violate this oath.