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 violator
After exiting Def Jam Records in 2000, Lighty would strike out on his own, forming Violator Management and Violator Records.
Police say Chris Lighty, the Violator Records founder and legendary manager, killed himself.
Violator would soon suffer financially as the music industry experienced a downturn.
She had known too many hours of anguish in the doom set on her life because she had been deemed a violator of the law.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
Early ethics did not take much note of the animus of the violator of the rules.
Never was there such a condemner of dignities, such a violator of high places and sanctities, as this very Master Edward.The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings|Harriet Beecher Stowe
In Inglaterra, that violator of his own daughter, and the domestic thief would have been given the death sentence on the gallows.
Violator of the hearth, baffled ravisher, go thy way to the doom which thou hast chosen for thyself!The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.