verb (used with object), vi·o·lat·ed, vi·o·lat·ing.
- viola d'amore,
- viola da braccio,
- viola da gamba,
- violent storm
Origin of violate
Examples from the Web for violate
Violate the tombs, if she has taken refuge in the abodes of death, far within some passage or hypogeum.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier
Word Origin for violate
early 15c., "to break" (an oath, etc.), from Latin violatus (see violation). Sense of "ravish" is first recorded mid-15c. Related: Violated; violating.