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violate

verb [T]  /ˈvɑɪ·əˌleɪt/ us  
to break or act against something such as a law, agreement, or principle, or to not respect something that should be treated with respect: The planes appear to have deliberately violated the cease-fire agreement. A person who violates a place or situation goes where he or she is not wanted or does something the person should not do: Questions of this kind violate my privacy.
violator
noun [C]  /ˈvɑɪ·əˌleɪ·t̬ər/ us  
Violators can be fined up to $500.
(Definition of violate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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