to offend against


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offend \Of*fend"\, v. i.
   1. To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime;
      to stumble; to sin.
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            Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend
            in one point, he is guilty of all.    --James ii.
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            If it be a sin to covet honor,
            I am the most offending soul alive.   --Shak.
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   2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
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            I shall offend, either to detain or give it. --Shak.
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   To offend against, to do an injury or wrong to; to commit
      an offense against. "We have offended against the Lord
      already." --2 Chron. xxviii. 13.
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