Translation of offend in Spanish:


ofender, v.

Pronunciation /əˈfɛnd//əˈfɛnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (hurt feelings of)
    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
    • However, as it did nothing to either entertain or offend me, I am dismissing this case with prejudice.
    • People are well within their rights to be offended by such publications.
    • I tried to pretend I wasn't offended by his remark.
    • 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.
    • The piece spends so much time trying to offend nobody and entertain everybody it ends up being completely anodyne.
    • The unknowing teacher might offend some students and upset others by using the wrong words, tone, or body language.
    • 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.
    • Aboriginal people are deeply offended by it and that's quite understandable.
    • She got really offended by the suggestion, " Colleen said.
    • Would that offend you or hurt you or upset you any more?
    • I am sorry if I have upset or offended anyone that is reading this.
    • I admit, I was really offended by that last remark.
    • How, you may wonder, can I possibly offend so many people in a single column?
    • She's upset and she's offended that anyone would try to profit from such photos.
    • If it was any other person, I would have been offended and annoyed that someone should try and exert such force over me.
    • I feel rather offended by the suggestion, in fact.
    • With regard to the first, if in the course of a discussion an offence is offered, the person who has been offended is the injured party.
    • Warning: the following article contains scenes that may shock and offend some people.
    • She told me so, and she made it clear to me that my comments upset and offended her.
    • The teams involved said they ‘never set out to upset or offend anyone.’
  • 2

    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

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (cause displeasure)
    (remark/person/action) ofender
    • The smell of burning flesh still offended his nostrils, but he ignored it.
    • To them if a practice offends their subjective sensibilities it must be unconstitutional.
    • Food which offends taste will assuredly offend the stomach.
    • If your sensibilities are easily offended, you have no business attempting to work in a creative collaborative situation.
    • I am also offended at the waste of food in America, especially by young people.
    • 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.
    • They eat seafood and vegetables only; reportedly, the mere smell of pork offends their delicate senses.
    • Methadone is not a magic bullet that removes all offending behaviour.
    • Call me rigidly European, but it offends my sense of food order.
    • I must first off say that I am completely offended by your good looks.
    • Mr Webster cut the oats and other offending foods out of his diet - and his sneezing was reduced dramatically.
    • Patients identify offending foods by common names such as lobster, as opposed to the species names.
    • First I deciphered the most offending foods in the dish.
    • A spokeswoman told the newspaper that offending sections of the site had been removed and apologised for any offence caused.
    • Top offending foods identified were, in alphabetical order, barley, beef, chicken, lamb, potato, rice, soya and wheat.
    • The smell offended her nose a bit more then she would have liked.
    • Food allergies are untreatable, and people with these allergies must avoid offending foods, which can be impossible.
    • But as much as such low-end food might offend my culinary sensibilities, I can drive right by.
    • We had not originally envisaged being concerned with offending behaviour per se nor with offenders.
    • This provides a lock for those who must use it or simply prefer to use it without offending the sensibilities of those who do not.
  • 2offending present participle

    he rewrote it without the offending paragraph volvió a escribirlo omitiendo el párrafo que había causado controversia
    • the offending smell el desagradable olor
  • 3

    to offend against sth atentar contra algo
    • these pictures offend against good taste esos cuadros atentan contra el buen gusto
    • It is limited to cases where enforcement of the copyright would offend against the policy of the law.
    • Evidence so admitted does not offend against the general rule.
    • The plaintiffs attacked this plea on the grounds that it offended against the repetition rule.
    • To maintain law and order, the judges have, and must have, power at once to deal with those who offend against it.
    • They are laws which offend against the principle of autonomy and they are laws which place both doctors and patients at risk.
    • For one thing, it offends against the principle that deterrent punishment must be kept to the effective minimum.
    • The law was first amended in 1914 so that soldiers could leave Parliament and not offend against the absence rules.
    • The code requires us not to broadcast material which offends against good taste or is offensive to public feeling.
    • His submission in this context was that the scheme offended against elementary principles of public law.
    • He said that the question the judge put to the jury was improper and offended against the principle of random selection of the jury.
    • If a state's laws offend against the Constitution, the Supreme Court can declare them unconstitutional.
    • This was wrong, not only because it offended against the principle of equality but because in practice many women did have dependents.
    • However, being politically disposed to one point of view on an issue did not necessarily offend against the rules of natural justice.
    • These passages clearly offend against a number of the principles I have listed above.
    • Because, in my submission, it then offends against the principle that where the duties are pre-eminently spiritual certain presumptions arise.
    • The alleged crimes offend against the laws of all nations.
    • Disjunctive properties offend against the principle that a genuine property is identical in its different particulars.
    • Must he also offend against the rule of law by introducing a new form of detention without trial?
    • There are occasions when closed courts can be justified, although they offend against the principle that justice must be seen to be done.
    • An authentic choice is likely to offend against the rules established by them.
  • 4formal

    infringir la ley
    infringir el reglamento
    (criminally) cometer un delito
    (criminally) delinquir formal
    to offend again reincidir
    • The Criminal Justice Intervention Programme aims to help more criminals who offend to feed their habit get clean.
    • The court was told the defendant, who has nine previous convictions, offended on bail.
    • 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.
    • Criminals try to avoid offending in places where they are likely to be noticed.
    • Well, your Honour, it would offend in two ways.
    • Bogus callers who target elderly victims may start their criminal careers as young as seven or eight and are often taught to offend by relatives or family friends, according to a Home Office study.
    • In many cases where young boys sexually offend there was a family history of emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
    • Who would be held responsible if this man offended again?
    • The project has been introduced to help police solve crimes and deter criminals from further offending.
    • The multi-agency Youth Offending Team was set up just over a year ago in a bid to prevent young people offending and re-offending.
    • He does not appear to be a young man who is likely to offend again in this way in the future.
    • There have been cases which have been very successful and in the case of the young boy who stole the bike, he hasn't offended now for many, many years.
    • Aborigines sometimes killed straying convicts, but officialdom usually assumed they had offended in some way.
    • Treo is a project that works with young people who have offended.
    • He offended on bail so often that magistrates remanded him in custody on March 25.
    • A judge gave the 29-year-old a two-year conditional discharge meaning he will escape punishment unless he offends again.
    • To avoid young people offending in the first place, there will be more drug education in schools and schemes to tackle truancy and the number of excluded youngsters.
    • Increasing the severity of sentences will deter criminals from offending.
    • The Prince's Trust has also been given money to fund a mentoring project to support young people from the borough who have offended or may be at risk of offending.
    • Are victims not entitled to every assurance that their abusers will not offend again?