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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] offendo (to strike, to dash against)

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Verb

Infinitive
to offend

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to offend (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.
    Your accusations offend me deeply.
  2. (transitive) To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy.
    Strong light offends the eye.
    to offend the conscience
  3. (transitive) To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
    • 1896, Adolphus Frederick Schauffler, Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons, W. A. Wilde company, Page 161,
      "If any man offend not (stumbles not, is not tripped up) in word, the same is a perfect man."
    • New Testament, Matthew 5:29 (Sermon on the Mount),
      "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out."
  5. (intransitive) To feel or become offended.
    Don't worry. I don't offend easily.

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