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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fend, v. i.
 1. To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime; to stumble; to sin.
    Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.   --James ii. 10.
 If it be a sin to covet honor,
 I am the most offending soul alive.   --Shak.
 2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
    I shall offend, either to detain or give it.   --Shak.
 To offend against, to do an injury or wrong to; to commit an offense against. “We have offended against the Lord already.”