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offends

verb
present tense third-person singular of offend

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1 to commit an offense
  • since this is the first time you've offended, we'll let you off lightly

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2 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

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3 to fail to keep
  • offended conventional standards of uniformity by not adhering to the company dress code

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“Offends.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/offends. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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