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Overview of verb offend

The verb offend has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) pique, offend

(cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me")

2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break

(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

(strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends")

4. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite

(hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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