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.
To break a promise, a rule, or a law.
fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
to fail to obey or honor; to break (an agreement)