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We found 34 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word violate:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. violate: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. violate: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. violate: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. violate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. violate: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. violate: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Violate, violate: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. violate: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. violate: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. violate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. violate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. violate: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. violate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. violate (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. violate: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. violate: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Violate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. violate: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. violate: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. violate: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. violate: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. violate: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. violate: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. violate: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. violate: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. violate: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. violate: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. violate: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. violate: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. violate: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. violate: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. violate: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (violate)

verb:  fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns ("This sentence violates the rules of syntax")
verb:  destroy ("Don't violate my garden")
verb:  force (someone) to have sex against their will
verb:  act in disregard of laws and rules ("Violate the basic laws or human civilization")
verb:  violate the sacred character of a place or language ("Violate the sanctity of the church")
verb:  destroy and strip of its possession

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Words similar to violate:   breach, break, desecrate, despoil, dishonor, dishonour, infract, offend, outrage, plunder, profane, rape, ravish, transgress, violated, violating, violative, violator, go against, more...

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