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Definitions of violate:

  • verb:   fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    Example: "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
  • verb:   destroy
    Example: "Don't violate my garden"
  • verb:   force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • verb:   act in disregard of laws and rules
    Example: "Violate the basic laws or human civilization"
  • verb:   violate the sacred character of a place or language
    Example: "Violate the sanctity of the church"
  • verb:   destroy and strip of its possession

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