Definition of give/cause offense
- She didn't mean to give/cause offense.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: a reason for an action or condition : motive
: something that brings about an effect or a result
: a person or thing that is the occasion of an action or state
: to serve as a cause or occasion of
: to compel by command, authority, or force
: an act of stumbling
: a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block
: something that outrages the moral or physical senses
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