A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to have non-consensual sex with)
a. to rape
A menudo violaban y pegaban a las presas de guerra.The female prisoners of war were often raped and beaten.
2. (to contravene)
a. to violate
Su opinión era que censurar el video violaría su derecho de libertad de expresión.Her opinion was that censuring the would violate her right to free speech.
b. to break
Señaló que las acciones del país habían violado el acuerdo de 1945.He pointed out that the country's actions had broken the 1945 agreement.
c. to infringe
Existen sanciones para los estados que violen los derechos humanos.There are sanctions for states that infringe human rights.
3. (to desecrate)
a. to violate
Se le acusó de haber violado una tumba.He was accused of violating a grave.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ley, derechos)
a. to violate, to infringe
2. (persona)
a. to rape
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transitive verb
1 [+persona] to rape
2 [+ley] to break; infringe (formal); [+acuerdo, principio] to violate; breach; [+derecho, territorio] to violate; [+domicilio] to break into; force entry into
3 (profanar) to violate
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