Meaning of violate

Definition of violate

(verb) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
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"
destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

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