1. [ verb ] fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
Synonyms: violate break

"He violated the agreement to stay away from his ex-wife" "You are breaking the law!"

Related terms: conform_to fly_in_the_face_of violation
2. [ verb ] act in disregard of laws and rules
Synonyms: violate break transgress breach infract offend

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law"

Related terms: disrespect sin trespass sin conflict trespass misdemeanor breach wrongdoer evildoing
3. [ verb ] resist
Synonyms: buck

"buck the trend"

Related terms: react
Similar spelling:   Goggans