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I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
James Thomson

Meaning of "give offence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE OFFENCE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE OFFENCE

give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in
give it heaps
give it hot
give it up for someone
give me
give odds
give off
give one´s eyeteeth for
give one´s right arm
give onto
give or take
give out
give over
give pause to
give place to someone
give rise to
give someone a leg up

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE OFFENCE

at your convenience
chain-link fence
civil defence
criminal offence
defence
electric fence
fence
Ministry of Defence
offence
on the fence
over the fence
perimeter fence
picket fence
post-and-rail fence
rabbit-proof fence
ring fence
ring-fence
self-defence
sit on the fence
take offence
the defence

Synonyms and antonyms of give offence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give offence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE OFFENCE

Find out the translation of give offence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give offence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give offence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冒犯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ofender
570 millions of speakers

English

give offence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराध दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء جريمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оскорблять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ofender
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ কর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner infraction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi kesalahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben Straftat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犯罪を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄를 줄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi pelanggaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho hành vi phạm tội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हा द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Suçlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

offendere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obrazić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ображати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da infracțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει αδίκημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanstoot gee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väcka anstöt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi krenkelser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give offence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE OFFENCE»

The term «give offence» is normally little used and occupies the 137.324 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE OFFENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give offence

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QUOTES WITH «GIVE OFFENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give offence.
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James Thomson
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE OFFENCE»

Discover the use of give offence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give offence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Life and Writings of Juán de Valdés: Otherwise Valdesso, ...
Then I have learned from Holy Scripture that God gives offence and is offended ; that God's saints give offence and are offended ; that the world's saints (that is to say, pseudo-saints, those whom men of the world accept as such) give offence ...
Benjamin Barron Wiffen, 1865
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The Duty of Not Giving Offence: A Sermon Preach'd August 1. ...
And, if we muft endeavour not to give Offence, that our Minijiry, in the ftrideft Senfe, be not blam'd, much more then muft we avoid it, if our holy Faith can in any wife fuffer by our blameable Actions. This is that Faith of which fuch excellent things ...
James Harcourt, 1735
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The Hopkinsian Magazine
And not only must right preaching give offence to some sinners, but it must give offence to all sinners. And it must not only give offence to every sinner at some times, but it must give offence to every sinner at all times. Pot, whenever the sinner ...
Otis Thompson, 1828
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Free thoughts on protestant matters
The rule is found in the book of instruction, and is as follows :—“ He ” (that is, each policeman who enters the force) “ shall, while in the service, refrain from making use of any expression, political or religious, calculated to give offence.
T. D. Gregg, 1847
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... offence upset feelings take offence (at sth) • cause/give offence (to sb) • intend/ mean no offence • grave offence offence, us usually offense /a'fenrs/ noun crime© 1 O [C] an illegal act; a crime: a serious/minor offence O a criminal/drink-driving ...
‎2008
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House of Commons Papers
And you never did any thing that was calculated to give offence ? — It might give offence, but it was not with the intention of giving offence ; my endeavour was to keep peace and quietness in the country. 5720. Did nothing else occur that was ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1835
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Free Enquiry, Mutual Deliberation, and Liberty of ...
Did not his apostles give offence ? And who were ostended more than the Jews : especially their rulers and teachers ? Did not the primitive Christians give ofsence i' As likewise the Waldtnjts and Alligenfes, those sirst reformers from Popery ...
‎1796
8
Communications for the Members of the Israelite Church, ...
I charge all preachers that they bring nothing forward that will give offence to either Jew or Gentile, and that they prove from the Scriptures that which they bring forward. Question. — Why is no offence to be given to either Jew or Gentile ?
John Wroe, 1863
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A general history and collection of voyages and travels, ...
It has been hinted to us, as if publishing this journal would give offence to some persons of distinction. We can't conceive how any transactions relating to the Wager, although made ever so public, can give offence to any great man at home .
General history, Robert Kerr, 1816
10
The Christian's Dictionary ... Containing a Full ... ...
To us Christians, every thing should appear Odious that will give offence to an infinitely wise and holy God. Sin is Odious in the si ht of God, and therefore let it be so to us. get _us never forget what our Redeemer suffered, m order to purchase ...
John FLEETWOOD (D.D.), Samuel Wale, 1775

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE OFFENCE»

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Former U of A president Indira Samarasekera free to speak her mind
... the top executives of public institutions: give offence. Wearing a sober beige blouse and green jacket, she is, at the time of our lunch in May, ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
Shock, horror, and the double entendre with M D Pallavi
But that's the point - to give offence. Pallavi's team of 30 students comprising would-be actors from professions ranging from driving an auto ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
3
Indigenous affairs adviser to PM 'sorry' for Confederate flag costume
"It was clearly in circumstance that he was unaware that it might give offence," he said. "What I understand from a letter from the department, ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
4
Freedom for neo-Nazi idiots
Freedom of expression is indivisible. So is the right to give offence. The freedom of a neo-Nazi to protest against what he or she sees as Jewish ... «Jewish Chronicle, Jul 15»
5
I will defend your right to fly the Confederate flag
Give offence and you're likely to be accused of spouting hate. Like pornography, hate speech is difficult to define objectively. One person's hate ... «Spiked, Jul 15»
6
S'pore political system is one that benefits all: PM
"You can give offence even without intending to, so when you intend to give offence, I think we have to act against it," he said. Mr Lee added ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
7
Frydenberg tweeter has anti-Semitic form
... accepted by Mr Frydenberg, beggar belief that he did not realise that a stream of anti-Jewish abuse would give offence”, said Rubenstein. «Australian Jewish News, Jul 15»
8
Cree author's debut novel a funny, moving tale
I think often we are afraid to have a conversation because everybody is worried they are going to give offence. That whole notion of ... «Vancouver Sun, Jun 15»
9
Sexism isn't just bad for scientists – it hurts science too
It's no defence to say they were merely a bad joke; any comic knows that if you are going to give offence, you had better be very funny. Freedom ... «New Scientist, Jun 15»
10
Debut novel a funny, moving tale
I think often we are afraid to have a conversation because everybody is worried they are going to give offence. That whole notion of ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jun 15»

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