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 of violate breach, break, contravene, fracture, infringe, offend, traduce, transgress Words Related to violate 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 of violate defer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watch Antonyms of violate 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 of violate defile, profane, desecrateWords Related to violate 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 of violate 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 of violate assault, force, outrage, ravish, rapeWords Related to violate date rape; gang rape; molest; paw; defile, deflower
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