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Synonyms for violate
ˈvaɪ əˌleɪtvi·o·late

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. violate

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. violate

    Synonyms:
    ravish, injure, abuse, disturb, hurt, rape, outrage, debauch, break, infringe, profane, transgress, disobey

    Antonyms:
    respect, foster, observe, regard, preserve, cherish, protect, obey

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violate, go against, breakverb

    fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

    "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, part, plunder, collapse, disclose, die, transgress, founder, weaken, rape, outrage, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, spoil, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, ravish, divulge, pause, assault, get around, wear out, cave in, let on, buck, break-dance, desecrate, check, break up, breach, break in, give, split up, dishonour, better, burst, go bad, break off, dishonor, bust, erupt, bring out, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, profane, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, expose, break, discontinue, despoil, intermit, wear

    Antonyms:
    conform to

  2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, plunder, soften, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, spite, part, collapse, disclose, die, transgress, ruin, founder, weaken, rape, outrage, discover, trespass, snap off, stop, go, demote, wear out, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, spoil, offend, appal, wound, overstep, relegate, bring out, hurt, divulge, pause, break-dance, assault, get around, ravish, cave in, let on, buck, pique, desecrate, check, break up, breach, break in, give, split up, dishonour, better, gap, burst, injure, break off, dishonor, bust, erupt, bruise, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, scandalise, fall apart, kick downstairs, scandalize, profane, fracture, break down, shock, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, give way, sin, expose, break, go bad, discontinue, despoil, intermit, get out, appall, wear

    Antonyms:
    conform to

  3. violateverb

    destroy

    "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"

    Synonyms:
    desecrate, spoil, dishonor, go against, ravish, rape, outrage, transgress, assault, break, breach, profane, offend, infract, dishonour, plunder, despoil

    Antonyms:
    conform to

  4. desecrate, profane, outrage, violateverb

    violate the sacred character of a place or language

    "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

    Synonyms:
    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, scandalize, dishonor, plunder, demoralise, deconsecrate, misdirect, desecrate, debase, pervert, demoralize, transgress, profane, appal, break, despoil, subvert, vitiate, deprave, breach, rape, infract, shock, appall, outrage, unhallow, assault, go against, debauch, spoil, corrupt

    Antonyms:
    conform to

  5. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrageverb

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

    Synonyms:
    snipe, delight, set on, ravish, dishonour, scandalise, offend, enthrall, profane, scandalize, disgrace, plunder, desecrate, lash out, transgress, shame, assail, enthral, round, appal, attack, enrapture, despoil, dishonor, transport, breach, rape, attaint, infract, shock, outrage, appall, assault, break, enchant, go against, spoil

    Antonyms:
    conform to

  6. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunderverb

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

    Synonyms:
    baffle, pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, foray, bilk, dishonour, itch, bungle, rifle, ravish, muck up, dishonor, mishandle, bumble, plunder, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pillage, transgress, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, baby, impair, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, loot, break, desecrate, despoil, bodge, mess up, sack, deflower, offend, thwart, louse up, breach, go against, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, infract, strip, outrage, cocker, foul up, ransack, cross, fluff, assault, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, reave, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bollocks

    Antonyms:
    conform to

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violateverb

    Synonyms:
    break, infringe, transgress, invade, break through, trench upon, encroach upon, set at nought

  2. violateverb

    Synonyms:
    profane, desecrate, pollute, do violence to

  3. violateverb

    Synonyms:
    abuse, outrage, ravish, deflour, debauch, constuprate, defile, commit rape upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violateverb

    Synonyms:
    break, disobey, transgress, contravene, profane, desecrate

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How to use violate in a sentence?

  1. President Nkurunziza:

    Everyone has to respect Burundi borders, in case they violate those principles, they will have attacked the country and every Burundian will stand up and fight against them ... The country will have been attacked and it will respond.

  2. Pamela Keith:

    I've never seen a case where all five employees of The EEO Department are essentially claiming collusion to violate someone's civil rights, the whole department is telling the same tale.

  3. Joel Farkas:

    Trade agreements should not be titled ‘free trade’ when parties can violate provisions without repercussions.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    I am pleased that the Fifth Circuit correctly upheld Texas's vote-by-mail laws, and I commend Supreme Court for concluding that Texas's decision to allow elderly voters to vote by mail does not violate the 26th Amendment.

  5. John Brewer:

    It’s obviously a very distorted and unflattering photo, and it’s hurtful and it’s wrong, i want whoever is behind the use of this image to cease and desist and do so immediately or it will leave me with no option but to pursue legal recourse against them. According to the article, attorneys say the ads could violate the former governor’s right of publicity, which gives her control over her image and name. One of the images appears to be a cropped version of a June 2010 Reuters picture, The Arizona Republic reported. It was unclear who took the other photo. The Arizona Republic reported that one of the ads featured on a recommendation widget sponsored by RevContent.com -- an ad network which buys space on websites, while another was provided by Content.ad. Katherine Saviola, a RevContent brand manager, told The Arizona Republic that they had not heard that.


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