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English definition of “offend”

offend

verb     /əˈfend/
[I] LAW to commit a crime: She was released from jail, only to offend again three weeks later.
[T] to make someone upset and angry by something you say or do: The store refused to stock the book in case it might offend customers. He offended her by implying that she only got the job through personal contacts.
(Definition of offend verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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