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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

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.
Marquis de Lafayette

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

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
Raymond Chandler

Employers who violate rules of fairness are punished by reduced productivity, and merchants who follow unfair pricing policies can expect to lose sales.
Daniel Kahneman
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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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