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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Violate \Vi"o*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Violates; p. pr. & vb. n. Violating.] [L. violatus, p. p. of violare to violate, fr. vis strength, force. See Violent.] 1. To treat in a violent manner; to abuse. [1913 Webster] His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his daughters with rape. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe. [1913 Webster] Violated vows 'Twixt the souls of friend and friend. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Oft have they violated The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To disturb; to interrupt. "Employed, it seems, to violate sleep." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage. [1913 Webster] Syn: To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress; profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor. [1913 Webster]