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violate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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violatevi‧o‧late /ˈvaɪəleɪt/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive]  1 SCCDISOBEYto disobey or do something against an official agreement, law, principle etc Thirty-four protesters were arrested for violating criminal law. regimes that violate human rightssee thesaurus at disobey2 to do something that makes someone feel that they have been attacked or have suffered a great loss of respect Victims of burglaries often feel personally violated. The media regularly violates people’s privacy.3 formal to break open a grave, or force your way into a holy place without showing any respect Vandals had violated the graveyard.4 literary to force a woman to have sex syn rapeviolator noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
violateLike no other manner of death, homicide leaves survivors feeling profoundly violated.Police have arrested twenty people, accused of violating a ban on demonstrations.Borden's actions violated a court order to stay away from his ex-wife.However, both the license and the right to use the Program terminate automatically if you violate any part of this Agreement.He was charged with violating national security laws because of his membership in the Secret Association for Independence.This action violated the constitution and the Civil Rights Act.They accused the law enforcement authorities of violating their civil rights by, among other things, fabricating evidence.Protesters argue that their arrest violated their right to free speech.violates ... privacyThey said it also violates privacy rights by outlawing some expression within private e-mail correspondence between individuals.
From Longman Business Dictionaryviolatevi‧o‧late /ˈvaɪəleɪt/ verb [transitive]1LAWto disobey a law or do something that is against an official agreement, rule etcThe contractors violated the law by laying off workers without notice.The proposed legislation would violate existing trade agreements.2violate the rights/privacy of to do something that does not respect someone’s rights, such as their right to be privateThere was concern that the company was violating customers’ privacy.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
violate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyviolate
he, she, itviolates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyviolated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave violated
he, she, ithas violated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad violated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill violate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have violated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam violating
he, she, itis violating
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you, we, theyare violating
Past
I, he, she, itwas violating
you, we, theywere violating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been violating
he, she, ithas been violating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been violating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be violating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been violating
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