American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To break or disregard (a law or promise, for example).
- v. To assault (a person) sexually.
- v. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
- v. To disturb rudely or improperly; interrupt: violated our privacy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat roughly or injuriously; handle so as to harm or hurt; do violence to; outrage.
- To break in upon; interrupt; disturb.
- To desecrate; dishonor; treat with irreverence; profane, or meddle with profanely.
- To infringe; transgress, as a contract, law, promise, or the like, either by a positive act contrary to the promise, etc., or by neglect or non-fulfilment: as, to violate confidence.
- To ravish; deflower by force; commit rape on.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
- v. 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.
- v. To disturb; to interrupt.
- v. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
- v. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
- v. destroy.
- v. fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
- v. force (someone) to have sex against their will
- v. destroy and strip of its possession
- v. violate the sacred character of a place or language
- From Latin violatus, past participle of violare ("treat with violence, whether bodily or mental"), from vis ("strength, power, force, violence") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English violaten, from Latin violāre, violāt-, from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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