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      vb   tr  
1    to break, disregard, or infringe (a law, agreement, etc.)  
2    to rape or otherwise sexually assault  
3    to disturb rudely or improperly; break in upon  
4    to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; outrage  
he violated a sanctuary     
5    Obsolete   to mistreat physically  
6    Archaic   violated or dishonoured  
     (C15: from Latin violare to do violence to, from vis strength)  
  violable      adj  
   violability, violableness             n  
  violably      adv  
   violation             n  
  violative      adj  
  violator, violater      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    abuse, breach, contravention, encroachment, infraction, infringement, transgression, trespass  
2    defilement, desecration, profanation, sacrilege, spoliation  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

violin, violator, volition, viola

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