[ US /ˈvaɪəɫeɪt/ ]
[ UK /vˈa‍ɪ‍əle‍ɪt/ ]
  1. violate the sacred character of a place or language
    violate the sanctity of the church
    desecrate a cemetery
    profane the name of God
  2. destroy and strip of its possession
    The soldiers raped the beautiful country
  3. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  4. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    offend all laws of humanity
    break a law
    violate the basic laws or human civilization
    break a promise
  5. destroy
    violate my privacy
    Don't violate my garden
  6. force (someone) to have sex against their will
    The woman was raped on her way home at night
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How To Use violate In A Sentence

  • Rules exist to be violated, so that the ‘bastard’ may be more violently characterized and the audience engaged in revengeful fury.
  • On the other hand my books don't lend themselves to movies and they tend to violate basic laws of fiction writing.
  • Like the 2-party system itself, there is little reason to argue that corporate charters are inviolate.
  • June 26th, 2009 6: 31 am csis violate canadians individuals civils rights. my civils rights was violated 21 years ago. nothing was done about this. csis believe that l am God. lt will take years to explain. this has been top secret for decades. l would like an investigation and compensation outside csis. CSIS Doesn’t Protect Canadians : Law is Cool
  • Last year it settled charges that it illegally billed excessive fees and violated consumer protection regulations.
  • Overeating and drunkenness both violated social moral codes, although the latter appears to have been a much weightier transgression: intoxication is frequently listed among the serious crimes — "pleasurable living," adultery, theft — mentioned by Sahagún's informants. 47 Indigenous drinking practices also shocked Spaniards who had their own ideals of moderation when it came to alcohol consumption, a topic that we look at in Chapter 4. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • The results? About 90 percent of the participants pulled a switch to reroute the boxcar, suggesting people are willing to violate a moral rule if it means minimizing harm.
  • Everything tallied except the intactness of the body, discovered fully clothed and inviolate. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • Two circulars of our state council about bankruptcy penetrate the precedency of legal effect, come into conflict with several upper laws, and violate the fair compensable principle of bankrupt system.
  • He testified that all other parties represented in the German parliament did not regard their right to co-determination as having been violated.
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