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See definition of violating on Dictionary.com
  • as inillegal
  • as inoutlawed
  • as insacrilegious
  • as inunconstitutional
  • as inviolation

synonyms for violating

  • banned
  • criminal
  • illegitimate
  • illicit
  • irregular
  • outlawed
  • prohibited
  • smuggled
  • unauthorized
  • unconstitutional
  • unlawful
  • unlicensed
  • unwarranted
  • wrongful
  • actionable
  • black-market
  • bootleg
  • contraband
  • crooked
  • extralegal
  • felonious
  • forbidden
  • heavy
  • hot
  • interdicted
  • lawless
  • not approved
  • not legal
  • outside the law
  • proscribed
  • prosecutable
  • racket
  • shady
  • sub-rosa
  • taboo
  • under-the-table
  • unofficial
  • unwarrantable
  • verboten
  • wildcat
  • abuse
  • contravention
  • encroachment
  • infraction
  • infringement
  • misdemeanor
  • negligence
  • offense
  • transgression
  • break
  • breaking
  • illegality
  • misbehavior
  • nonobservance
  • rupture
  • trespass
  • wrong
  • trespassing

antonyms for violating

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  • authorized
  • blessed
  • ethical
  • good
  • justifiable
  • lawful
  • legal
  • legitimate
  • moral
  • permitted
  • right
  • warranted
  • allowed
  • permissible
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How to use violating in a sentence

They professed a decided preference for nullifying the Stamp Act without violating it.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
Though incapable of violating their trust, they knew how to do their duty without harshness of any kind.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
He was violating no rule whatever, and when shot was from eight to ten feet inside the window through which the bullet came.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
It is unreasonable to accuse Mr. Darwin (as has been done) of violating the rules of Induction.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
No man is to be convicted on the testimony of a witness whom the jury has found wilfully violating the truth in any particular.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
To do so would be to betray Prussia by expressly violating the Bartenstein treaty.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
A monarch had been dethroned for violating the original compact between king and people.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
I will not accuse the honorable member of violating the rules of civilized war; I will not say, that he poisoned his arrows.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
It may seem like violating Sybil's confidence, but I feel justified in doing what I do.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
I told him I was not violating any ordinance of the city and only holding the service at the request of these firemen.
PRISONS AND PRAYER: OR A LABOR OF LOVEELIZABETH RYDER WHEATON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO VIOLATING

  • abuse
  • break
  • breaking
  • contravention
  • encroachment
  • illegality
  • infraction
  • infringement
  • misbehavior
  • misdemeanor
  • negligence
  • nonobservance
  • offense
  • rupture
  • transgression
  • trespass
  • trespassing
  • violating
  • wrong
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.