offend (one) with (something)

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offend (one) with (something)

To instill or instigate offense, anger, or displeasure in one by some words or actions. I think you may have offended our clients with your off-color remarks. Please don't offend my grandparents with any rude behavior, OK?
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offend someone with something

to anger or affront someone with something. Don't offend us with your bad jokes. I offended Ralph with my constant niggling.
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"Yes, ha ha ha," said Nicey, "That's a good one - but careful with the language, eh mate, because you could easily offend someone with words like that." And then he quickly returned to reminding us that only a fool breaks the two second rule.
The latest idiocy is that I can no longer 'brain storm' (throw ideas around) as I may offend someone with epilepsy!
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all.