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Definition of Offend

Offend

  1. To strike against; to attack; to assail.
  2. To displease; to make angry; to affront.
  3. To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.
  4. To transgress; to violate; to sin against.
  5. To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.

Offend Quotations

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
Matt Blunt

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Benjamin Franklin

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.
Brad Thor
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Offend Translations

offend in Dutch is beledigen, affronteren, krenken
offend in German is beleidige, angreifen
offend in Italian is oltraggiare
offend in Latin is offendo, laedo ledo
offend in Spanish is delinquir, ofender, injuriar
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