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Definitions of offend

  1. To sin; to be seandalized. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To displease. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To strike against; to attack; to assail. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To displease; to make angry; to affront. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To transgress; to violate; to sin against. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To displease or make angry; vex or annoy; pain or shock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To displease or make angry: to affront: (B.) to cause to sin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To affront; displease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To affront. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To sin against. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To transgress; to sin; as, to offend against the law; do anything displeasing; as, in what way have I offended?. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To sin: to cause anger: (B.) to be made to sin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To give offence; violate law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To transgress laws. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Offender. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for offend

  1. In the first place I have no desire to offend you, but how am I to know that the story you tell me is a true one?" – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  2. What could you do to offend me? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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