browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

violatingmore about violating


  1  definition  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. 
  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. 

more about violating