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English definition of “violate”

violate

verb [T]    /ˈvɑɪ·əˌleɪt/
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    /ˈvɑɪ·əˌleɪ·t̬ər/ noun [C] Violators can be fined up to $500.
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