Translation of "violate" - English-Traditional 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

違反,違背,違犯(尤指法律、協議、原則等)
They were charged with violating federal law. 他們被控違犯了聯邦法律。
It seems that the troops deliberately violated the ceasefire agreement. 那些飛機似乎是故意違反停火協議。
The doctor has been accused of violating professional ethics. 那名醫生被控違反了職業道德。

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;打擾
The fishermen claimed that ships from another country had violated their territorial waters. 那些漁民宣稱另一個國家的船隻侵犯了他們的水域。
Questions of this kind violate my privacy and I am not willing to answer them. 這種問題侵犯了我的隱私,我拒絕回答。

formal to rape someone

強暴;強姦
She said that she had been treated so roughly by the hospital staff that she felt violated. 她說醫護人員待她非常粗暴,她感覺受到了侮辱。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)