Translation of "violate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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violateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvaɪ.ə.leɪt/ us /ˈvaɪ.ə.leɪt/

to break or act against something, especially a law, agreement, principle, or something that should be treated with respect

违反,违背,违犯(尤指法律、协议、原则等)
They were charged with violating federal law. 他们被控违犯了联邦法律。
It seems that the troops deliberately violated the ceasefire agreement. 那些飞机似乎是故意违反停火协议。
The doctor has been accused of violating professional ethics. 那名医生被控违反了职业道德。

to go, especially forcefully, into a place or situation which should be treated with respect and in which you are not wanted or not expected to be

侵犯;打扰
The fishermen claimed that ships from another country had violated their territorial waters. 那些渔民宣称另一个国家的船只侵犯了他们的水域。
Questions of this kind violate my privacy and I am not willing to answer them. 这种问题侵犯了我的隐私,我拒绝回答。

formal to rape someone

强暴;强奸
She said that she had been treated so roughly by the hospital staff that she felt violated. 她说医护人员待她非常粗暴,她感觉受到了侮辱。

More examples

  • The courts struck down local segregation laws because they violated the federal constitution.
  • Such behaviour violates all the rules of a civilized society.
  • Invading tribes had violated their borders.
  • These clothes violate her sense of good taste.
  • His language violates any sense of decency.

(Translation of “violate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)