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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.violated - treated irreverently or sacrilegiously
desecrated - treated with contempt; "many desecrated shrines and cemeteries"
References in classic literature ?
The most positive mandate from him who seemed the acknowledged leader, was liable to be violated at each moment by any rash hand that might choose to sacrifice a victim to the manes of some dead friend or relative.
Homeless as he had been,--continually changing his whereabout, and, therefore, responsible neither to public opinion nor to individuals,--putting off one exterior, and snatching up another, to be soon shifted for a third,--he had never violated the innermost man, but had carried his conscience along with him.
He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart.
In the national capital it had power to prevent inspection of its product, and to falsify government reports; it violated the rebate laws, and when an investigation was threatened it burned its books and sent its criminal agents out of the country.
He was entrusted to me by my brother on his dying bed, and I have indulged him to his hurt, instead of training him up severely, and making a man of him, I have violated my trust, and I must not add the sin of desertion to that.
Soon as th' unwelcome news From Earth arriv'd at Heaven Gate, displeas'd All were who heard, dim sadness did not spare That time Celestial visages, yet mixt With pitie, violated not thir bliss.
He does not recollect that there was any attempt to contrast the two races in their habits and sentiments; and indeed it was obvious, that history was violated by introducing the Saxons still existing as a high-minded and martial race of nobles.
At the college there had been good fellowship, fun, rules, and duties which were a source of strength when observed and a source of delicious excitement when violated, freedom from ceremony, toffee making, flights on the banisters, and appreciative audiences for the soldier in the chimney.
All which, however happily tempered by the laws of that kingdom, have been sometimes violated by each of the three parties, and have more than once occasioned civil wars; the last whereof was happily put an end to by this prince's grand-father, in a general composition; and the militia, then settled with common consent, has been ever since kept in the strictest duty.
Remy had violated that order and met with no success.
To which Sancho made answer that by the law of chivalry his master had received he would not pay a rap, though it cost him his life; for the excellent and ancient usage of knights-errant was not going to be violated by him, nor should the squires of such as were yet to come into the world ever complain of him or reproach him with breaking so just a privilege.
The Thebans, with others of the cities, undertook to maintain the authority of the Amphictyons, and to avenge the violated god.