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To fail to conform to a regulation or obligation
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“This speech may violate the law, rules a federal judge.”
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To engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Such wars reinforce the lesson that it is okay to kill, beat up and violate other people's partners and children, while it is not acceptable - at least in words - at home.”
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To break or disregard (a rule or convention)
“Another concern is ensuring that amateur video featuring people doesn't violate privacy rights.”
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To treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect
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“Native American petitioners had argued that the project would seriously damage what they held sacred and therefore violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.”
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To loot, plunder or invade by force
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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