violate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈvaɪəˌleɪt/
Verb

violate (violates, present participle violating; past and past participle violated)

  1. (transitive) To break or disregard (a rule or convention).
    Antonyms: comply, obey
    Drinking-and-driving violates the law.
    Accessing unauthorized files violates security protocol.
  2. (transitive, euphemistic) To rape.
  3. (transitive, prison slang) To cite (a person) for a parole violation.
    • 2009, Shakti Belway, Bearing Witness (page 12)
      If you don't have a job, you can't pay the money, then you get violated and have to go back to prison.
    • 2014, Juanita Díaz-Cotto, Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio (page 165)
      Estela: Well, they'd take me to jail, I'd violate, and I go to prison. And maybe I get violated for six months, eight months . . . maybe 30 days, 60 days . . . You know, whatever the parole officer recommended for me, I got.
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