What does offend mean?

Definitions for offend
əˈfɛndof·fend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique, offend(verb)

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

  2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)

    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"

  3. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

  4. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

Wiktionary

  1. offend(Verb)

    To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.

    Your accusations offend me deeply.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  2. offend(Verb)

    To feel or become offended, take insult.

    Don't worry. I don't offend easily.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  3. offend(Verb)

    To physically harm, pain

    Strong light offends the eye.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  4. offend(Verb)

    To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.

    Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  5. offend(Verb)

    To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  6. offend(Verb)

    To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  7. offend(Verb)

    To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Offend

    of-fend′, v.t. to displease or make angry: to do harm to: to affront: (B.) to cause to sin.—v.i. to sin: to cause anger: (B.) to be made to sin.—n. Offence′, any cause of anger or displeasure: an injury: a crime: a sin: affront: assault.—adjs. Offence′ful (Shak.) giving offence or displeasure: injurious; Offence′less (Milt.), unoffending: innocent.—ns. Offend′er, one who offends or injures: a trespasser: a criminal:—fem. Offend′ress; Offense′, &c., same as Offence, &c.—adj. Offens′ive, causing offence, displeasure, or injury: used in attack: making the first attack.—n. the act of the attacking party: the posture of one who attacks.—adv. Offens′ively.—n. Offens′iveness.—Offensive and defensive, requiring all parties to make war together, or to defend each other if attacked.—Give offence, to cause displeasure; Take offence, to feel displeasure, be offended. [Fr.,—L. ob, against, fendĕre, to strike.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of offend in a Sentence

  1. Michael Cohen:

    As an attorney, husband and father there are many injustices that offend me but nothing more than charges of rape or racism. They hit me at my core, in my moment of shock and anger, I made an inarticulate comment - which I do not believe – and which I apologize for entirely.

  2. Morgan Freeman:

    Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy, i apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.

  3. Jacob Garwood:

    I understand that some people find it offensive, we never meant to offend anyone, but we take a lot of pride in this tradition and it means a lot to us. I hope there is a way we can work something out so we can keep the tradition but allow everyone to feel welcome.

  4. Matthew Prince:

    Davos is very structured. It's rigid in its form and designed not to embarrass or offend anyone, ever, there's almost nothing more embarrassing than standing up with a microphone, trying to sing. And it turns out the skill to be the CEO or crown prince doesn't translate so well to lounge singer.

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince:

    There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

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