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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 of·fend /əˈfɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offended; p. pr. & vb. n. Offending.]
 1. To strike against; to attack; to assail. [Obs.]
 2. To displease; to make angry; to affront.
    A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city.   --Prov. xviii. 19.
 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. [Obs.]
    Marry, sir, he hath offended the law.   --Shak.
 5. Script. To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall. [Obs.]
    Who hath you misboden or offended.   --Chaucer.
    If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out . . . And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off.   --Matt. v. 29, 3O.
    Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.   --Ps. cxix. 165.

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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless
           remark offended me" [syn: pique]
      2: act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of
         humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization";
         "break a law" [syn: transgress, infract, violate, go
         against, breach, break]
      3: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior
         of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
         scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage]
      4: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
         me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
         [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, spite]