give offense

give offense
index irritate, pique, provoke, repel (disgust)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • give offense to — index affront, bait (harass), disoblige, humiliate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • give offense — offend, insult, hurt the feelings of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offense — [ə fens′; ] also, and for n. 7 always, [ô′fens΄] n. [ME < MFr < L offensa < pp. of offendere: see OFFEND] 1. an offending; specif., a) the act of breaking a law; sin or crime; transgression b) the act of creating resentment, hurt… …   English World dictionary

  • Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offense — of|fense [ ə fens ] noun *** ▸ 1 illegal act ▸ 2 make someone angry ▸ 3 in sports ▸ 4 something that makes you angry ▸ 5 process of attacking 1. ) count a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment: a traffic/drug/sex offense… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • offense — /euh fens / or, for 7 9, /aw fens, of ens/, n. 1. a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin. 2. a transgression of the law; misdemeanor. 3. a cause of transgression or wrong. 4. something that offends or displeases. 5 …   Universalium

  • offense — n. infraction 1) to commit an offense 2) a minor, petty, trivial; serious offense 3) a capital; impeachable; indictable offense 4) an offense against feeling of outrage 5) to take offense at (she takes offense at every remark) insult (formal) 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • offense — of•fense or of•fence [[t]əˈfɛns[/t]] or, for 9, [[t]ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛns[/t]] n. 1) a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin 2) a transgression of the law; misdemeanor 3) something that offends or displeases 4) the act of …   From formal English to slang

  • Offense — Of*fense , Offence Of*fence , n. [F., fr. L. offensa. See {Offend}.] 1. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury. [1913 Webster] Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give up — verb 1. lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime (Freq. 9) you ve forfeited your right to name your successor forfeited property • Syn: ↑forfeit, ↑throw overboard, ↑waiv …   Useful english dictionary

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