Definition Of violate


break or fail to comply with (a rule or formal agreement).

they violated the terms of a ceasefire

Example Of violate

  • A promise has not been kept, something true and noble and sacred has been violated , spoiled; madness and death result.

  • Administrators believe the key to successful discipline is creating an environment in which students will come for help before they are caught violating some rule.

  • Another concern is ensuring that amateur video featuring people doesn't violate privacy rights.

  • Anyone caught violating the rules is subject to a $10,000 fine.

  • Anyone who violated this rule, whether man or animal, must not be allowed to live.

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