What does the word offend mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To displease.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To affront.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To sin against.

  • Part of speech: verb

  • To transgress laws.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Offender.

Usage examples for offend

  1. I have taken care not to offend you by word or action, haven't I?" – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  2. " I did not mean to offend Miss Vavasor," said Mrs. Marsham, looking at her very grimly. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  3. I made another attempt; I said I was willing to believe that she meant well, and that I should be sorry to offend her. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
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