ofender
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ofender(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hurt someone's feelings)
a. to offend
Perdona si te he ofendido, pero me pediste que fuera sincero.Sorry if I've offended you, but you asked me to be sincere.
b. to insult
El artista declaró que no fue su intención ofender a las comunidades religiosas.The artist stated that he did not intend to insult any religious communities.
2. (to contravene)
a. to offend
Muchos son de la opinión de que sus cuadros ofenden el buen gusto.Many are of the opinion that her paintings offend good taste.
ofenderse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to feel hurt)
a. to be offended
No te ofendas, pero ahora mismo no me apetece nada hablar.Don't be offended, but I don't feel like talking right now.
b. to take offense
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se ha ofendido por una broma de nada.She has taken offense at a stupid joke.
c. to take offence (United Kingdom)
Se ofendió porque se nos olvidó felicitarlo por su cumpleaños.He took offence because we forgot to wish him a happy birthday.
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ofender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (injuriar)
a. to insult
tus palabras me ofendenI feel insulted
2. (a la vista, al oído)
a. to offend
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to cause offense
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to take offense
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ofender
transitive verb
1 (agraviar) to offend
por temor a ofenderlo for fear of offending him; perdona si te he ofendido I'm sorry if I've offended you; (dicho) sin ánimo de ofender, no es que tu marido sea un santo no offence meant, but your husband's no saint; no ofendas la memoria de tu madre don't insult your mother's memory
2 [+sentido] to offend; be offensive to
ofender a la vista to offend the eye
3 (México) [+mujer] to touch up (muy_familiar); feel (muy_familiar)
pronominal verb
ofenderse to take offence o offense; (EEUU)
se ofendió cuando critiqué su novela
se ofendió porque no lo invitaron he took offence at not being invited; no te ofendas por lo que te voy a decir don't be offended by what I'm going to tell you
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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para no ofender, soy así con la gente
to not offend, I'm like this with people
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