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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.