trespass

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. sin, offend, transgress; encroach, infringe, intrude, invade. See improbity, badness.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To transgress]
Syn. offend, err, displease; see misbehave , sin , transgress .
2. [To intrude]
Syn. intrude, encroach, invade, infringe; see meddle 1 .
Syn.- trespass implies an unlawful or unwarranted entrance upon the property, rights, etc. of another [ to trespass on a private beach ] ; to encroach is to make inroads by stealth or gradual advances [ suburbs encroaching on our farmland ] ; infringe implies an encroachment that breaks a law or agreement or violates the rights of others [ to infringe on a patent ] ; intrude implies a thrusting oneself into company, situations, etc. without being asked or wanted [ to intrude on one's privacy ] ; invade implies a forcible or hostile entrance into the territory or rights of others [ to invade a neighboring state ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. encroachment overstepping of bounds, infringement, invasion, intrusion, incursion, *offsides.
2. transgression offense, violation, wrong, sin, misdeed, crime, criminal act, felony.
II
v.
1. encroach overstep one's bounds, enter unlawfully, invade, infringe, intrude, *gate-crash.
2. violate offend, commit a wrong, commit a sin, sin, commit a crime, break the law, transgress, misbehave.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To violate a moral or divine law: err, offend, sin, transgress. See RIGHT. 2. Law. To enter forcibly or illegally: break in, burglarize. See CRIMES, ENTER. II noun 1. An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example: breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, transgression, violation. See RIGHT. 2. The act of entering a building or room with the intent to commit theft: break-in, burglary. See CRIMES. 3. An advance beyond proper or legal limits: encroachment, entrenchment, impingement, infringement, intrusion, obtrusion. See ENTER.

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