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Definition of 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

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

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

Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn't offend somebody it's probably not a joke. It's probably an observation that's not funny. It's gotta offend somebody somewhere.
Jeff Ross

If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment.
Larry Flynt

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
George Bernard Shaw
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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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