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From Latin violatus, past participle of violare (treat with violence, whether bodily or mental), from vis (strength, power, force, violence).

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violate (third-person singular simple present violates, present participle violating, simple past and past participle violated)

  1. (transitive) To break or disregard (a rule or convention).
    Drink-driving violates the law.
    Accessing unauthorized files violates security protocol.
  2. (transitive, euphemistic) To rape.
    • 1796, Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Monk
      That Antonia whom you violated, was your Sister! That Elvira whom you murdered, gave you birth! Tremble, abandoned Hypocrite! Inhuman Parricide! Incestuous Ravisher!

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