1 infringement, breach, disregard, disobedience, contravention, abuse; ignoring, infringing, breaching, disregarding, disobeying, contravening, abusing, violating:
Parking here is a violation of the law. Violation of the rules will be dealt with summarily.
2 profanation, profaning, sacrilege, desecration, desecrating, defilement, defiling, degradation, degrading, dishonour, dishonouring, debasement, debasing, violating:
The authorities take a serious view of the violation of a place of worship or a cemetery.
3 rape, ravishment, molestation, attack, outrage, assault, violating:
The defendant is charged with the violation of three women.
blatant, clear, flagrant
The attack on civilians is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement.
| grave, gross, major, massive, serious | wholesale, widespread | continued, repeated | human rights | traffic
VERB + VIOLATION
The army was accused of committing violations against the accord.
| be, constitute
This action constitutes a violation of international law.
in ~ of
There is plenty of evidence that her actions were in violation of an earlier contract.
| ~ against
violations against minimum wage agreements
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