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violate
American English: /ˈvaɪəˌleɪt/
British English: /ˈvʌɪəleɪt/

Translation of violate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (infringe)
    (agreement/rights)
    violar
    to violate somebody's privacy
    no respetar la privacidad de alguien
    violar or vulnerar la intimidad de alguien
    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.
  • 2 2.1 (desecrate)
    (shrine/grave)
    profanar
    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.
    2.2 (disturb) [literary]
    (peace/tranquillity)
    perturbar
    2.3 [formal or literary] (assault sexually)
    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.

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