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.
'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.