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Dictionary definition for: Violate

1. (v) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

2. (v) act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law"

3. (v) destroy; "Don''t violate my garden" "violate my privacy"

4. (v) violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary" "violate the sanctity of the church" "profane the name of God"

5. (v) force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

6. (v) destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

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