violate
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violate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to infringe)
a. violar
The regime has been violating human rights with impunity for many years.El régimen ha violado los derechos humanos con impunidad durante muchos años.
b. infringir
The firing of the missile violates international conventions on weapons testing.El lanzamiento del misil infringe las convenciones internacionales sobre las pruebas de armas.
c. desobedecer
The owners of the vessel were judged to have violated the ban on dumping waste at sea.Se juzgó que los dueños de la nave desobedecieron la prohibición de verter residuos al mar.
d. vulnerar
Counsel for the defense argued that the composition of the jury violated the defendant's right to a fair trial.El abogado defensor sostuvo que la composición del jurado vulneraba el derecho del acusado a un juicio justo.
2. (to fail to respect)
a. violar
By tapping his phone the authorities were violating his privacy.Al intervenir su teléfono las autoridades violaban su intimidad.
b. invadir
Some journalists have no scruples about violating the privacy of public figures.Algunos periodistas invaden la privacidad de personajes conocidos sin ningún miramiento.
3. (to desecrate)
a. profanar
Many ancient tombs had been violated in the search for valuable artifacts.Profanaron muchas tumbas antiguas en busca de artefactos de valor.
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to rape)
a. violar
These barbarians are plundering our cities and violating our women.Estos bárbaros saquean nuestras ciudades y violan a nuestras mujeres.
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violate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (rule, law, agreement)
a. violar
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violate [ˈvaɪəleɪt]
transitive verb
1 (breach) [+law] violar; infringir; quebrantar; [+constitution, agreement, treaty] violar; infringir; vulnerar; (Comm) (Pol) [+sanctions] incumplir; desobedecer; [+contract] no cumplir; incumplir; [+rights] violar; vulnerar; [+privacy] invadir
to violate sb's trust abusar de la confianza de algn
2 (defile) [+grave] profanar
3 (rape) violar
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