1. cause to feel resentment or indignation

- Her tactless remark offended me

Similar word(s): pique

Definition categories: emotion, anger

2. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

- offend all laws of humanity

Similar word(s): breach, break, infract, transgress, violate

Definition categories: social, disrespect

3. strike with disgust or revulsion

Similar word(s): appal, appall, outrage, scandalise, scandalize, shock

Definition categories: emotion, disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken

4. hurt the feelings of

Similar word(s): bruise, hurt, injure, spite, wound

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Sentences with offend as a verb:

- Your accusations offend me deeply.

- Don't worry. I don't offend easily.

- Strong light offends the eye.

- Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience