Translation of offend in Spanish:
- 1 (hurt feelings of) I am sorry if I have offended you in any wayperdona si te he ofendido de alguna manerashe was mortally offended at not being invitedse ofendió muchísimo porque no la invitaronmany people were deeply offended by this remarkmucha gente se sintió muy ofendida por este comentariodon't be offended, but …no te vayas a ofender, pero …he's easily offendedes muy susceptibleto offend the eye/earhacer daño a la vista/al oídoExample sentences
- We too have strong convictions, we too can be offended, insulted and annoyed, and we have to say we're not going to put up with it.
- If it was any other person, I would have been offended and annoyed that someone should try and exert such force over me.
- I appreciate that this is a very emotive and difficult subject to discuss openly, and I therefore apologise unreservedly if any part of my opinion has upset or offended you.
- 1 (cause displeasure)(person/action/remark)
- Food allergies are untreatable, and people with these allergies must avoid offending foods, which can be impossible.
- Call me rigidly European, but it offends my sense of food order.
- He concluded that 52 per cent of sufferers had reported a significant reduction of their symptoms after changing their diet to remove offending foods from their diets.
- 2also: offending present participlehe rewrote it without the offending paragraphvolvió a escribirlo omitiendo el párrafo que había causado controversiathe offending smellel desagradable olor
- 3 (violate)to offend
againstsomethingatentarthese pictures offend against good taste contraalgoesos cuadros atentan contra el buen gustoExample sentences
- They are laws which offend against the principle of autonomy and they are laws which place both doctors and patients at risk.
- There are occasions when closed courts can be justified, although they offend against the principle that justice must be seen to be done.
- Evidence so admitted does not offend against the general rule.
- 4 (Law) [formal]infringir la ley ( or el reglamento etc)to offend againExample sentences
- I'm very confident that we are making a big difference these days into the lives of young people who are likely to commit crimes and to offend.
- In many cases where young boys sexually offend there was a family history of emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
- The project has been introduced to help police solve crimes and deter criminals from further offending.
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