Synonyms and Antonyms of violate
1 to fail to keep you've violated the company's new rule against smoking within 30 feet of the building Synonyms breach, break, contravene, fracture, infringe, offend, traduce, transgress Related Words disobey, rebel; blow off, brush (off), disregard, flout, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, resist, withstand 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 Synonyms defile, profane, desecrateRelated Words deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify; blaspheme, curse, swear; befoul, contaminate, foul, poison, pollute, soil, sully, taint; affront, defame, insult, offend, outrage; annihilate, crush, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, ravage, raze, ruin, waste, wreck; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, raid, ransack, rob, sack, spoil, stripNear Antonyms bless, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, sanctify; honor, respect; cleanse, purge, purify
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 Synonyms assault, force, outrage, ravish, rapeRelated Words date rape; gang rape; molest; paw; defile, deflower
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