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offend

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offendˈfɛnd/verb
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offend
ˈfɛnd/
verb
offendsoffendedoffending
Learner's definition of OFFEND  
: to cause (a person or group) to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to be unpleasant to (someone or something)
[no object]formal : to do wrong: to be against what people believe is acceptable or proper— often + against
[no object]formal : to commit a crime
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