- v violate the sacred character of a place or language
desecrate a cemetery
- v remove the consecration from a person or an object
- Bulldozers desecrated the ancient burial ground when they graded the area for the installation of a new parking lot.
- Like an action replay of what happened earlier just a few days earlier, now the opposite party roamed the streets killing their opponents and desecrating their places of worship.
- The inhabitants pride was outraged that the occupation forces had desecrated their land by stepping into their shores.
- Akon in Times Online
I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now. I would never set out to offend or desecrate anyone's religion or religious beliefs,Akon said in a statement. "I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why...
- Robert Mugabe in Washington Post
Once again we have shamed all our detractors, who, through gullible people, tried to use every opportunity to undermine our independence and desecrate our hard-earned and inalienable right to self-determination,Mugabe said as he opened his...
- John Squire in Gigwise
In a message on his website, Squire wrote: "I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses."