violateverb [ T ]uk /ˈvaɪ.ə.leɪt/ us /ˈvaɪ.ə.leɪt/
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。
› formal to rape someone强暴；强奸
- 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.