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Synonyms of violate

Verb


1. violate, go against, break

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

2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break, disrespect

usage: 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. violate, touch, disturb

usage: destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"

4. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate, assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: 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, assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: 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, ruin

usage: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

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