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violate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violate  \Vi"o*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Violates};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Violating}.]  [L.  violatus,  p.  p.  of  violare  to 
  violate,  fr  vis  strength,  force.  See  {Violent}.] 
  1.  To  treat  in  a  violent  manner;  to  abuse. 
 
  His  wife  Boadicea  violated  with  stripes,  his 
  daughters  with  rape.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  do  violence  to  as  to  anything  that  should  be  held 
  sacred  or  respected;  to  profane;  to  desecrate;  to  break 
  forcibly;  to  trench  upon  to  infringe. 
 
  Violated  vows  'Twixt  the  souls  of  friend  and  friend. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Oft  have  they  violated  The  temple,  oft  the  law,  with 
  foul  affronts.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  disturb;  to  interrupt.  ``Employed,  it  seems  to  violate 
  sleep.''  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  commit  rape  on  to  ravish;  to  outrage. 
 
  Syn:  To  injure;  disturb;  interrupt;  infringe;  transgress; 
  profane;  deflour;  debauch;  dishonor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  violate 
  v  1:  fail  to  agree  with  be  in  violation  of  as  of  rules  or 
  patterns;  "He  violated  the  agreement  to  stay  away  from 
  his  ex-wife";  "You  are  breaking  the  law!"  [syn:  {go 
  against},  {break}]  [ant:  {conform  to}] 
  2:  act  in  disregard  of  laws  and  rules  "offend  all  laws  of 
  humanity";  "violate  the  basic  laws  or  human  civilization"; 
  "break  a  law"  [syn:  {transgress},  {offend},  {infract},  {go 
  against},  {breach},  {break}] 
  3:  harm  or  destroy;  "Don't  violate  my  garden" 
  4:  violate  the  sacred  character  of  a  place  such  as  a  graveyard 
  [syn:  {desecrate},  {profane},  {outrage}] 
  5:  assault  sexually;  force  to  have  sex  [syn:  {rape},  {ravish}, 
  {dishonor},  {dishonour},  {outrage}] 
  6:  destroy  and  strip  of  its  possession;  "The  soldiers  raped  the 
  beautiful  country"  [syn:  {rape},  {despoil},  {plunder}] 




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