violate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈvaɪəleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyviolate
he/she/itviolates
present participleviolating
past tenseviolated
past participleviolated
  1. 1
    to do something that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle etc

    Companies that violate environmental laws will be heavily fined.

    Human rights are being violated every day in their prisons.

  2. 3
    old-fashioned to rape someone

derived word

violator

noun [countable]
singularviolator
pluralviolators