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Definition of 'offend'


  1. cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
       Synonyms: pique
  2. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
       Synonyms: transgress infract violate go against breach break
       Antonyms: observe keep
  3. strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
       Synonyms: shock scandalize scandalise appal appall outrage
  4. hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
       Synonyms: hurt wound injure bruise spite

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