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Definition of Violate


  1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
  2. To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.
  3. To disturb; to interrupt.
  4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.

Violate Quotations

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Theodore Parker

Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding?
Richard Dawkins

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Luther Burbank

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
Shirin Ebadi
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Violate Translations

violate in Dutch is een aanslag plegen op, aanranden
violate in French is violons, violer, attenter, violez
violate in Latin is rumpo
violate in Spanish is asalter, lacerar
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