- [verb] fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
Synonyms: violate, break
- [verb] act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
Synonyms: transgress, offend, infract, violate, breach, break
- [verb] resist; "buck the trend"
fly in the face of, fly in the teeth of
sin, transgress, trespass
sin, blunder, boob, goof
conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene