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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·o·late /ˈvaɪəˌlet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·o·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Violates p. pr. & vb. n. Violating.]
 1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
    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.  “Employed, it seems, to violate sleep.”
 4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
 Syn: -- To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress; profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or
           patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
           [syn: go against, break] [ant: conform to]
      2: act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of
         humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization";
         "break a law" [syn: transgress, offend, infract, go
         against, breach, break]
      3: destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
      4: violate the sacred character of a place or language;
         "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the
         church"; "profane the name of God" [syn: desecrate, profane,
      5: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
         was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish,
          assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
      6: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, despoil, plunder]