Translation of offend in Spanish:

offend

Pronunciation: /əˈfend/

vt

  • 1.1 (hurt feelings of) ofender I am sorry if I have offended you in any way perdona si te he ofendido de alguna manera she was mortally offended at not being invited se ofendió muchísimo porque no la invitaron many people were deeply offended by this remark mucha gente se sintió muy ofendida por este comentario don't be offended, but … no te vayas a ofender, pero … he's easily offended es muy susceptible to offend the eye/ear hacer* daño a la vista/al oído 1.2 (violate) their behavior offends one's sense of decency/justice su conducta atenta contra el sentido que cualquiera tiene de la moral/justicia his argument offends reason su argumento va en contra de toda razón

vi

  • 1.1 (cause displeasure) [person/action/remark] ofender 1.2
    (offending pres p)
    he rewrote it without the offending paragraph volvió a escribirlo omitiendo el párrafo que había causado controversia the offending smell el desagradable olor
    1.3 (violate) to offend against sth atentar contra algo these pictures offend against good taste esos cuadros atentan contra el buen gusto 1.4 [Law] [formal] infringir* la ley ( or el reglamento etc); (criminally) cometer un delito , delinquir* [formal] to offend again reincidir

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.