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offend against someone or something

to anger or affront someone or something. We do not wish to offend against anyone. He didn't realize that he offended against their cultural values.
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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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That's my understanding, Madam President, and that's very offended to me.
Reason, which could be called on to judge the old disputes over honor and justice, is presumed now to be enlisted on the side of the oppressed or the offended.
A brief perusal of treatment manuals, textbooks, and journal articles written in the 1980s and 1990s would certainly lead one to believe that all adolescents who have offended sexually are sexually deviant.
I have lately been offended by those who condemn our Marines for allegedly urinating on terrorists.
She added: "I want to apologise to everyone who felt offended.
Gandhiji offended the British by calling them tyrannical colonialists.
A few days ago, I also read how others were offended by a London exhibition by the artist Sarah Maples.
Iam offended by the slaughter of animals in the halal way, but I know it's something non-Muslims don't complain to their councillor about.
He said: "Christianity is being eroded from view - more often than not in the fear of offending those who would not be offended.
They should be offended that members of a presidential administration, each one of whom has sworn, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so cavalierly disregard the protections stated in our Bill of Rights.
Being offended is part of college," Lukianoff said.
And by anti-Christ mob - I don't mean people of other religions - I'm talking about those idiots from local councils and government offices who call themselves Diversity Officers and whose job it is to think up ways people might, just might, be offended by the word Christmas.
Immediately, we returned to our suite, where I placed a call to the guest services manager and explained how offended we were by Spacey's comment and that we thought we deserved an apology.
And if, in spite of the evidence, the accused is innocent in a particular case, he might remember the times that he has offended his Creator, and atone for these.
In most apologies, the offended party wants an explanation for the behaviour of the offending party.