Definition and Meanings for violate

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Part of Speech of violate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of violate

l. violatus, p. p. of violare to violate, fr. vis strength, force. see violent

Meaning of violate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
  • 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.
  • to disturb; to interrupt.
  • to commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
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