Offend

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Definition

to offend (someone): to upset, to distress, to disgust, to insult, to annoy (someone)
verb

Examples

  • "Anyhow, your mission for this week, should you choose to accept it, is to learn as much as you can about your colleagues' political views without offending them. For example, is your colleague a Democrat or a Republican?"
  • "I'm quite offended."
  • "A second possibility is that I will keep this information secret until you do something to offend me, which I imagine will happen at any minute."
  • "I'm sure Brian would never be that rude to his mother, look how offended he is!"
  • "Let's be honest, you never know who you might offend with your wild and uneducated views on government, so why say anything at all?"

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