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1. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns.

Synonyms

  • fly in the face of
  • go against
  • break

Antonyms

  • promote
  • repair
  • enliven
  • validate

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Violate

  • capitulate
  • coarticulate
  • deregulate
  • discombobulate
  • matriculate
  • modulate
  • modulate
  • oblate
  • overpopulate
  • template

Sentences with violate


1. Verb, base form
If you did not violate the rule or guideline, this could be grounds for an appeal.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Facebook will only delete accounts that violate its terms of use.

Quotes about violate


1. You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.
- Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

2. If you violate laws of God, you're a sinner.If you violate laws of men, you're a criminal.If you violate your own laws, you're pathetic.
- Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

3. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgement, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat

2. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Synonyms

  • sin
  • goof
  • disrespect
  • go against
  • drop the ball
  • contravene
  • infract
  • intrude
  • conflict
  • trespass
  • boob
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • blunder
  • breach
  • break
  • offend

Antonyms

  • respect
  • agree
  • admit
  • exit

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)

3. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] destroy.

Synonyms

  • disturb

Antonyms

  • venial sin
  • original sin

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)

4. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] violate the sacred character of a place or language.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • profane
  • assault
  • desecrate
  • attack
  • outrage

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unify
  • explode
  • begin

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)

5. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] force (someone) to have sex against their will.

Synonyms

  • ravish
  • set on
  • rape
  • assail
  • dishonor
  • gang-rape
  • assault
  • attack
  • outrage

Antonyms

  • compatibility
  • recede
  • close
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)

6. violate

verb. ['ˈvaɪəleɪt'] destroy and strip of its possession.

Synonyms

  • destroy
  • rape
  • despoil
  • plunder
  • spoil

Antonyms

  • righteousness
  • inactivity
  • esteem
  • courtesy

Etymology

  • violatus (Latin)
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