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Meaning of violate

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or
           patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
           [syn: {violate}, {go against}, {break}] [ant: {conform to}]
      2: 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" [syn:
         {transgress}, {offend}, {infract}, {violate}, {go against},
         {breach}, {break}] [ant: {keep}, {observe}]
      3: destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
      4: violate the sacred character of a place or language;
         "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church";
         "profane the name of God" [syn: {desecrate}, {profane},
         {outrage}, {violate}]
      5: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
         was raped on her way home at night" [syn: {rape}, {ravish},
         {violate}, {assault}, {dishonor}, {dishonour}, {outrage}]
      6: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: {rape}, {spoil}, {despoil},
         {violate}, {plunder}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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