from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To break or disregard (a law or promise, for example).
- transitive v. To assault (a person) sexually.
- transitive v. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
- transitive v. To disturb rudely or improperly; interrupt: violated our privacy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To break, disregard, disagree or not act according to (rules, conventions, etc.).
- v. To rape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To disturb; to interrupt.
- transitive v. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Instead, the only violation gays routinely violate is DADT.
Given their current role they will not be a passive player should we be foolish enough to again violate the Nuremberg prohibitions on aggressive war.
You will, in short, violate the (four) basic principles of trustworthiness.
Post publisher Katharine Weymouth said in a separate memo to employees that the flier "was prepared by the Marketing department and was never vetted by me or by the newsroom" and would have been "immediately killed" because its terms violate the paper's journalistic standards.
In flight cell phone calls violate federal flight regulations.
Of course, if the calls violate the law, one could go to court and seek an injunction to prevent further use of the improper script.
Would releasing your name violate your right to free speech?
Brownlee's campaign says the calls violate state law because there's no disclaimer indicating who paid for or authorized them.
Jones 'comments and name calling violate the newspaper's comment policy but yet his comments are not taken off.
Jon Rowe: Careful there Dave, you wouldn’t want to encourage Christians to again violate Romans 13 as they arguably did during the American Revolution.
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