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Meaning of word violate from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

violate   verb

Meaning : Fail to agree with. Be in violation of. As of rules or patterns.

Example : This sentence violates the rules of syntax.

Synonyms : break, go against


Conform to the rules.
conform to

Meaning : Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Example : Offend all laws of humanity.
Violate the basic laws or human civilization.
Break a law.
Break a promise.

Synonyms : breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress

Conform one's action or practice to.

Keep appointments.
She never keeps her promises.
We kept to the original conditions of the contract.
keep, observe

Meaning : Destroy.

Example : Don't violate my garden.
Violate my privacy.

Meaning : Violate the sacred character of a place or language.

Example : Desecrate a cemetery.
Violate the sanctity of the church.
Profane the name of God.

Synonyms : desecrate, outrage, profane

Meaning : Force (someone) to have sex against their will.

Example : The woman was raped on her way home at night.

Synonyms : assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish

Meaning : Destroy and strip of its possession.

Example : The soldiers raped the beautiful country.

Synonyms : despoil, plunder, rape, spoil