Pronunciation: (vī'u-lāt"),[key] —v.t.,-lat•ed, -lat•ing. 1. to break, infringe, or transgress (a law, rule, agreement, promise, instructions, etc.).
2. to break in upon or disturb rudely; interfere thoughtlessly with: to violate his privacy. 3. to break through or pass by force or without right: to violate a frontier. 4. to treat irreverently or disrespectfully; desecrate; profane: violate a human right. 5. to molest sexually, esp. to rape.