Violate

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Definition

to violate: to transgress, to infringe, to break, to go against
verb
Meeting for dinner would violate our doctor-patient relationship. This is a rule that should not be broken.

a violation: an infraction, a transgression, a breaking
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Meeting for dinner would violate our doctor-patient relationship.
US: My house was burgled last night and now I feel violated.
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Examples

  • "As far as the numerous traffic violations incurred by Mr. Marron, I can only suggest that the vast societal and cultural differences between his native country (France) and ours played a significant part in his actions."
  • "I feel violated!"
  • "You felt violated, didn't you?"
  • "When you absolutely must fire an employee, it must be for just cause: a clear violation of company policy."
  • "Obviously, documentation of violations or poor job performance is essential in justifying an employee's dismissal."
  • "Is Jean actually violating any of the behavior guidelines of the company?"
  • "Please get back to me: this is an important subject and you are currently violating the regulations."

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