Meaning of “offend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /əˈfend/
Extra Examples
She really has it in for me - I don't know what I've done to offend her.If I did offend her it was entirely unintentional.He often offends people when he tells jokes.Some people are easily offended by nudity.I'm sorry if I've offended you.

B2 to make someone upset or angry:

[ often passive ] I was deeply offended by her comments.
CRIME [ I ] formal

to commit a crime:

If she offends again, she'll go to prison.

(Definition of “offend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)