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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 ?
Secondly, that there would be no temptation to violate the Constitution in favor of the landed class, because that class would, in the natural course of things, enjoy as great a preponderancy as itself could desire.
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.
If it be asked what is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part of the Constitution, and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer, the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge any other power vested in them; as if the general power had been reduced to particulars, and any one of these were to be violated; the same, in short, as if the State legislatures should violate the irrespective constitutional authorities.
It should have taught him that the poor man's hearth is sacred, and that armies and nations have no right to violate it.
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.
One party to a contract may violate it--break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it?
One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.
This, as you have already discerned, violates the first law of dreaming, namely, that in one's dreams one sees only what he has seen in his waking life, or combinations of the things he has seen in his waking life.
We can't let him continue to disgrace the office of the Presidency, violate his oath of office, and trample on our Constitution.
The coupling constants are in general complex, in which case the Hamiltonians violate T-invariance.
Supreme Court decided that a police officer's failure to give Miranda warnings, coupled with coercive questioning of a defendant, did not violate the defendant's privilege against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment.