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[mass noun] The action of violating someone or something.‘the aircraft were in violation of UN resolutions’[count noun] ‘flagrant violations of normal democratic procedure’
rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual abuse, abuse, molestation, molesting, interference, interfering, seduction, seducinginvasion, interruption, breach, infractioncontravention, breach, infringement, infraction, breaking, transgression, non-observance, lack of compliance with, disobeying, disobedience, defiance, defying, flouting, flying in the face of, rebelling againstView synonyms
- ‘Two men and two women have been questioned over trademark violation and benefits fraud allegations.’
- ‘Once this is done, any violation of the norms by vendors can be met with penal measures.’
- ‘I think though that the real issue is one about violation of trust and violation of safety.’
- ‘More recent cases have evinced a less restrictive interpretation of the term flagrant violation.’
- ‘Put simply, the government was in violation of its own standards and knew it would cause injury to these men.’
- ‘We need a government who can control the law and order and curtail violation of human rights.’
- ‘Every violation of the law is damaging to the good order and expectations of society.’
- ‘That seems to be our response to any violation of traffic rules that slows us down.’
- ‘She wants to tackle the decision to dump her from the membership list as a human rights violation.’
- ‘It's clear that most of the recordings were being distributed in violation of copyright laws.’
- ‘This double standard, this sheer violation of humane principles must be stopped.’
- ‘Except for this violation of safety and common sense, Oliver had a spotless record.’
- ‘Anyone whose home has been burgled knows the feeling of violation that follows.’
- ‘The Court held, however, that on the facts of this case there was no violation.’
- ‘He said a definite message had been sent out that no human rights violation would be tolerated.’
- ‘In a savagely comic scene, Vera grapples with how this violation has left her feeling.’
- ‘I myself am shocked, sickened and outraged by this violation of our baby's grave.’
- ‘Last year we were blacklisted over copyright violation over a treaty that we signed.’
- ‘You may not export the product in violation of applicable export laws and regulations.’
- ‘The two women were brought to the police station at night, in flagrant violation of rules.’
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