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violated Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break; violate.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  2. verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  3. verb destroy
    • Don't violate my garden
    • violate my privacy
  4. verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate; profane.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God
  5. verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  6. verb destroy and strip of its possession
    plunder; violate; spoil; rape; despoil.
    • The soldiers raped the beautiful country
  7. adjective satellite treated irreverently or sacrilegiously

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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