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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hurt)
a. ofender
Rose said she didn't mean to offend Hillary with her comment.Rose dijo que no tenía la intención de ofender a Hillary con su comentario.
b. hacer daño a
Harold's shrill voice offends my ears.La voz chillona de Harold me hace daño al oído.
2. (to violate)
a. ir en contra de
Kierkegaard argued that the concept of God becoming man in the form of Jesus offends reason.Kierkegaard sostenía que el concepto de que Dios se haya hecho hombre en la forma de Jesús va en contra de la razón.
b. atentar contra
Seeing a killer walk free offends our sense of justice.Ver a un asesino salir en libertad atenta contra nuestro sentido de justicia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to cause offense)
a. resultar ofensivo
It's not a family play. It has language that may offend.No es una obra para la familia. Usa lenguaje que puede resultar ofensivo.
4. (to violate; used with "against")
a. atentar contra
I can't believe that movie won an Oscar. It offends against good taste.No puedo creer que esa película haya ganado un Oscar. Atenta contra el buen gusto.
5. (to commit a crime)
a. delinquir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Men are more likely to offend than women.La probabilidad de delinquir es mayor entre los hombres que entre las mujeres.
b. infringir la ley
Working-class kids who offend tend to be seen as criminals.A los chicos de clase trabajadora que violan la ley se los suele ver como delincuentes.
c. cometer un delito
The penalties imposed for offending should re-socialize the individual.Las penas impuestas por cometer un delito deben resocializar al individuo.
d. cometer una infracción
The first time you offend, the fine will be only up to $15.La primera vez que cometas una infracción, la multa va a ser solo de hasta $15.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. ofender
to be offended (at or by something)ofenderse or sentirse ofendido(a; por algo)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (law)
a. delinquir
to offend against good tasteatentar contra el buen gusto
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offend [əˈfend]
transitive verb
to be offended ofenderse; he is easily offended se ofende fácilmente; don't be offended no te vayas a ofender
to be offended at or by sth ofenderse por algo
some women would be offended by any joke of a sexual nature I was offended by a story about race relations in a high school no one else had been offended by his book
to become offended ofenderse
it offends my ears/eyes me hace daño al oído/a la vista
to feel offended sentirse ofendido
to look offended poner cara de ofendido
"Yes, I know I look tired," Carol looked offended She heard the remark about her fat legs and looked offended. Don't look so offended. I didn't mean anything.
to offend reason ir en contra de la razón
it offends my sense of justice atenta contra mi sentido de la justicia
she was offended by at my remark
intransitive verb
1 (cause offence) ofender
scenes that may offend escenas que pueden ofender; to offend against [+good taste] atentar contra; [+law] infringir
Matilda had been brought up in fear of offending against the laws of the Church Programme-makers will not be able to include anything which offends against good taste or decency
to offend against God pecar contra Dios
2 (criminally) (commit an offence) cometer una infracción; (commit offences) cometer infracciones
girls are less likely to offend than boys las chicas son menos propensas a cometer infracciones que los chicos; to offend again reincidir
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