Meaning of “violate” - Learner’s Dictionary

violate

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈvaɪəleɪt/ formal
NOT OBEY

to not obey a law, rule, or agreement:

Countries that violate international law will be dealt with severely.
NOT ALLOW

to not allow someone something that they should morally be allowed to have:

They were accused of violating human rights.
violation uk us /ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

a violation of privacy

(Definition of “violate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)