To strike against; to attack; to assail.
- To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in.
- To be displeasing or disagreeable to: Onions offend my sense of smell.
- To transgress; violate: offend all laws of humanity.
- To cause to sin.
- To result in displeasure: Bad manners may offend.
- To violate a moral or divine law; sin.
- To violate a rule or law: offended against the curfew.