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  Words related to violate

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

 

Definition:
  • destroy; "Don''t violate my garden"; "violate my privacy";
  • destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country";
  • act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law";
  • force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night";
  • violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God";
  • fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax";

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    Hyponyms: sin, transgress, trespass, blunder, boob, goof, conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene, intrude, gang-rape, fly in the face of, fly in the teeth of

     

    Derivational Morphology: plundering, pillage, pillaging, spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, rape, rapine, breach, violator, lawbreaker, law offender, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, offence, offense, violation, infringement, wrongdoer, offender, transgression, evildoing, transgressor, outrage, dishonor, dishonour, assault, ravishment, debaucher, ravisher, raper, rapist, irreverence, trespass, encroachment, intrusion, usurpation, profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege

     

     
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