violate


violate

verb

Definition of VIOLATE

1
to fail to keep <you've violated the company's new rule against smoking within 30 feet of the building>
Near Antonyms defer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watch
Antonyms comply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey, observe
2
to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect <the invaders violated the temple by using it to stable their horses>
3
to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent <the youthful offender had been in prison barely a week when he was violated in the shower room>

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