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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 for "violate":

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

How to pronounce violate?

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How to use violate in a sentence?

  1. Aguila Saleh:

    We assure the residents of Tripoli that the campaign to liberate Tripoli will be limited and not violate any freedoms but restore security and fight terrorism.

  2. Karen Boroff:

    Discipline probably communicates more loudly than the mere words in a rules book what the organization values. If the organization values its rules, it will discipline those who violate them... The owners and then Tom Brady should face the most severe punishment.

  3. Attorney General Becerra:

    We all have the right to be treated with dignity and respect in all places. And no one is entitled to use a position of power to violate those rights, why can’t some men absorb that simple truth? This is 2021, not 1921. Today, Johnathon Lomeli learned this the hard way.

  4. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan:

    If an American ship enters Iran’s maritime region, it will definitely get a warning. We will monitor them and, if they violate our waters, we will confront them.

  5. Special Counsel:

    This is bigger than just the Hatch Act or any other law, this is about holding our government to the highest standard and not allowing individuals appointed by The President to be given special treatment when they flagrantly violate the law.


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