Antonyms of verb violate

1 of 6 senses of violate

Sense 1
violate, go against, break -- (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax")
       Antonym of conform to (Sense 2)
      => conform to -- (observe; "conform to the rules")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb violate

6 senses of violate

Sense 1
violate, go against, break -- (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax")

Sense 2
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")
       => disrespect -- (show a lack of respect for)

Sense 3
violate -- (destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy")
       => touch, disturb -- (tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")

Sense 4
desecrate, profane, outrage, violate -- (violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God")
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 5
rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage -- (force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night")
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 6
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder -- (destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

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