Violate

Definition of Violate

Vi´o`late
v. t.1.To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
[imp. & p. p. Violates ; p. pr. & vb. n. Violating.]
His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his daughters with rape.
- Milton.
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.
Violated vows
'Twixt the souls of friend and friend.
- Shak.
Oft have they violated
The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts.
- Milton.
3.To disturb; to interrupt.
4.To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.

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