(v.) = be in violation of ; breach ; violate ; rape ; infringe (on/upon) ; ravish. Ex: A 'self-help' approach, whereby libraries cooperate to boycott periodical publishers who are considered to be culpable, may also be in violation of antitrust legislation. Ex: He defends the right to breach voluntary codes of practice so long as they are within the laws passed by country, state and city. Ex: Women who self-promote may suffer social reprisals for violating gender prescriptions to be modest. Ex: The second case involved a complaint by a woman claiming that she had been raped by Boston Celtics rookie, Marcus Smith, just after he broke off their three month relationship. Ex: The Act undoubtedly has the potential to infringe gravely upon the civil liberties of UK citizens. Ex: Who the devil did he think he was, abducting her from the ballroom and practically ravishing her?. ---- * violar en grupo = gang-rape. * violar la confidencialidad = breach + confidentiality. * violar la intimidad = invade + privacy. * violar los derechos = invade + rights. * violar una ley = violate + a law ; break + the law ; be in breach of + law. * violar un derecho = infringe + right ; violate + a right. * violar un principio = violate + a principle.