offend

1. to make someone upset or angry: 2. to commit a crime: 3. to make someone…

Meaning of

offend

in English


offend


verb


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əˈfend

/


us

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əˈfend

/


offend


verb


(

UPSET

)


B2


[

T

]

to make someone

upset

or

angry

:


[

+ that

]


I

think

she was offended

that

she hadn’t been

invited

to the

party

.


He

looked

offended when you called him

middle-aged

.


If the

sight

of a few

dirty


dishes

offends you, then I

think

you’re in

trouble

!

I really didn’t

mean

to offend her – I just said it

unthinkingly

.

I’m

sorry

if I offended you – I didn’t

mean

any

harm

.

I’ve never

knowingly

offended him.

I didn’t

dare

say anything for

fear

of offending him.

Richard

succeeded

in offending just about everybody in the

room

!


Making people sad, shocked and upset


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offend


verb


(

COMMIT CRIME

)


[

I

]


law


Obviously if a

police


officer

offends it’s a

fairly


serious


matter

.


Obeying & breaking the law


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Phrasal verb

(Definition of

offend

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

offend

| American Dictionary


offend


verb


[

T

]


us

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/

əˈfend

/


I

think

she was offended that she wasn’t

invited

to the

party

.

(Definition of

offend

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

offend

| Business English


offend


verb


uk

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əˈfend

/


us

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[

I

]


LAW


She was

released

from

jail

, only to offend again three

weeks


later

.


[

T

]

to make someone

upset

and

angry

by something you say or do:


The

store


refused

to

stock

the

book

in

case

it might offend

customers

.


He offended her by

implying

that she only got the

job

through

personal


contacts

.

(Definition of

offend

from the

Cambridge Business English Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Translations of

offend

in Chinese (Traditional)
冒犯, 冒犯,得罪,惹惱, 犯罪…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
冒犯, 冒犯,得罪,惹恼, 犯罪…


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in Spanish
ofender, molestar, violar la ley…


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(人)の感情を害する…


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kırmak, gücendirmek, darıltmak…


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offenser, commettre une infraction, (s’)offenser…


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ofendre…


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يُهين…


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urazit, obtěžovat…


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fornærme, gøre vred, genere…


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xúc phạm, làm khó chịu…


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obrażać, popełniać przestępstwo lub wykroczenie…


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menyinggung perasaan, menggusarkan…


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verletzen, Anstoß erregen…


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fornærme, såre, støte…


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불쾌하게 하다…


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offendere, disturbare…


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обижать, оскорблять, совершать преступление…


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