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 for violate
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.
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              His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his
              daughters with rape.                  --Milton.
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     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.
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              Violated vows
              'Twixt the souls of friend and friend. --Shak.
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              Oft have they violated
              The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts.
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     3. To disturb; to interrupt. "Employed, it seems, to violate
        sleep." --Milton.
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     4. To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
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     Syn: To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress;
          profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or
           patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
           [syn: violate, go against, break] [ant: conform to]
      2: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises;
         "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or
         human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise" [syn:
         transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against,
         breach, break] [ant: keep, observe]
      3: destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
      4: violate the sacred character of a place or language;
         "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church";
         "profane the name of God" [syn: desecrate, profane,
         outrage, violate]
      5: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
         was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish,
         violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
      6: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, despoil,
         violate, plunder]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  183 Moby Thesaurus words for "violate":
     abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, assault,
     assault sexually, attack, barbarize, batter, befoul, betray,
     bewitch, blight, breach, breach the law, break, break the law,
     brutalize, burn, butcher, canker, care naught for, carry on,
     cheapen, circumvent the law, coarsen, commit a crime, condemn,
     confound, contaminate, contravene, convert, corrupt, crucify,
     curse, damage, debase, debauch, deceive, defalcate, defile,
     deflorate, deflower, defy, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave,
     desecrate, despoil, destroy, devalue, devirginate, disadvantage,
     dishonor, disobey, disobey the law, disregard, disregard the law,
     disserve, distort, distress, divert, do a mischief, do evil,
     do ill, do violence to, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, embezzle,
     envenom, err, flout, force, foul, get into trouble, go counter to,
     go on, hammer, harass, harm, hex, hurt, ignore, impair, infect,
     infract, infringe, injure, jinx, lay waste, lead astray, loot,
     maladminister, maltreat, maul, menace, misapply, misappropriate,
     misemploy, mishandle, mislead, mismanage, mistreat, misuse, molest,
     mug, not conform, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind,
     not observe, offend, outrage, overpass, peculate, persecute,
     pervert, pilfer, pillage, play havoc with, play hob with, poison,
     pollute, possess sexually, prejudice, profane, prostitute, rage,
     ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, ravish,
     refuse to cooperate, riot, roar, ruin, sack, savage, scathe,
     scoff at, seduce, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by,
     sin, slaughter, soil, sow chaos, spoil, storm, sully, taint, take,
     tear, tear around, terrorize, threaten, torment, torture, trample,
     trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon, transgress, trespass,
     twist, ulcerate, vandalize, violate the law, vitiate, vulgarize,
     warp, wound, wreak havoc on, wreck, wrong

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