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violate

Pronunciation: /ˈvaɪəleɪt/

Translation of violate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (infringe) [agreement/rights] violar; [ban] desobedecer* to violate sb's privacy no respetar la privacidad de algn, violar or vulnerar la intimidad de algn
  • 2 2.1 (desecrate) [shrine/grave] profanar 2.2 (disturb) [literary/literario] [peace/tranquillity] perturbar
    Example sentences
    • The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.
    • The law also rules that those who violate the law shall be punished with a prison term of up to three years and a fine of up to 6 million won.
    • Anyone caught violating the rules is subject to a $10,000 fine.
    Example sentences
    • He had successfully violated my rights to privacy.
    • Such imbalances should be corrected but in manner that equally protects, not equally violates the privacy rights of men and women.
    • The laws also endanger women's health, and violate privacy rights and the Equal Protection clause of the constitution.
    Example sentences
    • All accused of violating the sacred space of the child are immediately assumed to be guilty.
    • Native American petitioners had argued that the project would seriously damage what they held sacred and therefore violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
    • I believe the President has violated this sacred trust between the leaders and those of whom he was entrusted to lead.
    Example sentences
    • ‘When the film came out I felt undressed, and not just because I was sexually violated,’ she says, toying with her fruit salad.
    • In the meantime, paedophiles and rapists are out in the community, doing what they do best, because raping, abusing, and violating women and children is all they know.
    • The idea of who wants what, where, and when sexually can be expressed without violating anyone and without getting anyone raped.
    2.3 [formal or liter] (assault sexually) violar

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