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Synonyms for violate
ˈvaɪ əˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violate, go against, break(verb)

    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, break(verb)

    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. violate(verb)

    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, violate(verb)

    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, outrage(verb)

    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, plunder(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violate(v. a.)

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

  2. violate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    profane, desecrate, pollute, do violence to

  3. violate(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violate(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    infringe, breach, violent, contravene, viola, break, violates, rape, violated, violations, contravention

How to pronounce violate?

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How to say violate in sign language?

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How to use violate in a sentence?

  1. Bud Cranor:

    If you violate a policy, there is a consequence.

  2. Marion Hammer:

    In a mobile society, people have no way of knowing what ordinance they may violate when theyre traveling or cross a city or county line, it is critically important that in a state, you have uniformity of gun laws.

  3. Joe Arpaio:

    We'll do everything possible to make sure we have free speech in this country. Donald Trump has a right to speak out and the people have a right to go in there and hear him speak, if certain groups don't like it, that's OK. They have freedom of speech, but they're not going to violate any laws. They're going to have to pay the consequences.

  4. Zhou Xiaoke:

    Any actions that violate the law and discipline cannot be tolerated. That is our attitude.

  5. Sarah Pollack:

    Illicit drug and firearms sales have no place on our platform. We remove content and accounts that violate our policy and catch over 97 % of drug sale content and over 93 % of the firearms sales content we remove before it is reported to us, we've had productive conversations with Mayor( Lori) Lightfoot's office about promoting public safety in Chicago and look forward to continuing them. We remain ready to quickly respond to valid legal process from the Chicago Police Department in order to prosecute those who break the law and refer any matters involving credible threats to prevent harm.


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