глагол 1) (offend against) действовать против чего-л; нарушить что-либо Синоним(ы): transgress 2) обижать, оскорблять 3) задевать; раздражать Синоним(ы): vex, annoy, displease, anger 4) [библеистика] а) соблазнять, сбивать с пути истинного б) служить соблазном, камнем преткновения
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French offendre, from Latin offendere to strike against, offend, from ob- against + -fendere to strike — more at ob-, defend intransitive verb 1. a. to transgress the moral or divine law; sin Example: if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive — Shakespeare b. to violate a law or rule; do wrong Example: offend against the law 2. a. to cause difficulty, discomfort, or injury Example: took off his shoe and removed the offending pebble b. to cause dislike, anger, or vexation Example: thoughtless words that offend needlessly transitive verb 1. a. violate, transgress b. to cause pain to; hurt 2. obsolete to cause to sin or fall 3. to cause to feel vexation or resentment usually by violation of what is proper or fitting Example: was offended by their language • offender noun Synonyms: offend, outrage, affront, insult mean to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment. offend need not imply an intentional hurting but it may indicate merely a violation of the victim's sense of what is proper or fitting Example: hoped that my remarks had not offended her. outrage implies offending beyond endurance and calling forth extreme feelings Example: outraged by their accusations. affront implies treating with deliberate rudeness or contemptuous indifference to courtesy Example: deeply affronted by his callousness. insult suggests deliberately causing humiliation, hurt pride, or shame Example: insulted every guest at the party.