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Overview of verb violate

The verb violate has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) violate, go against, break

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

2. (5) transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break

(act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

3. (1) violate

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

4. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate

(violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God")

5. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

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

6. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder

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

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