verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of offend
SYNONYMS FOR offend
Examples from the Web for offender
That needs to be the rule, the universal standard, regardless of whether the offender is a Republican or a Democrat.In Kentucky, Elaine Chao Endures Racist Attacks From Liberals|Ron Christie|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Edwards would be a first offender who, yes, abused his power, but also led a life of public service.
Serious problems with laws, policies, and practices persist and can compromise victim safety and offender accountability.Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Case Already a Victory for Our Legal System|Cheryl Thomas|May 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Less than a week later, the offender was sent to Camp Lejune and subsequently deployed for Iraq.Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military's Rape Epidemic|Jesse Ellison|February 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
When the public sympathizes with an offender, there's less political will to file charges.
If he be libelled, or any way defamed, he has his scandulum magnatum to punish the offender.
The object of all punishments is evidently to prevent the recurrence of offences, either by others or by the offender himself.The Lieutenant and Commander|Basil Hall
At all costs the women and children of the community must be protected against this class of offender.Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders|W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
How dearly has it cost its votaries, even from the sin of Cain, the first offender in this kind!Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More
And this sense of wrongs is the more acute in proportion to the racial propinquity of the offender.Jefferson and his Colleagues|Allen Johnson