Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) violate, go against, break (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns) "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
- S: (v) transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises) "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
- S: (v) violate (destroy) "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
- S: (v) desecrate, profane, outrage, violate (violate the sacred character of a place or language) "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
- S: (v) rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage (force (someone) to have sex against their will) "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
- S: (v) rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder (destroy and strip of its possession) "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"