Definition of OFFEND

to commit an offense <since this is the first time you've offended, we'll let you off lightly>
Phrases break the law, fall from grace
Near Antonyms forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue
to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in <the visitor unintentionally offended his hosts terribly by failing to compliment them on the elaborately prepared meal>
Synonyms affront, dis (also diss) [slang], disrespect, offend, outrage, slap, slight, wound
to fail to keep <keeping company without a chaperone present definitely would have offended the social standards of the day>
Near Antonyms defer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watch
Antonyms comply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey, observe

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