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violate

Definition of violate

Etymology

    < Latin violatus, pp. of violare ("treat with violence, whether bodily or mental") < vis ("strength, power, force, violence")

Pronunciation

Verb

to violate (third-person singular simple present violates, present participle violating, simple past and past participle violated)

  1. To break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.).
  2. To rape.

Derived terms

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