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[ə'fend] брит. / амер.


  1. (offend against) действовать против чего-л; нарушить что-л.

  2. обижать, оскорблять

  3. задевать; раздражать

  4. библ.

    1. соблазнять, сбивать с пути истинного

    2. служить соблазном, камнем преткновения

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  1. обижать

  2. возмущать; вызывать раздражение

  3. нарушать

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I had some money at the time, and in the regiment I led a dissipated life, and spent freely; well, the officers, my comrades, did not like me, though I tried not to offend anyone.
У меня были тогда деньги, я в полку мотал, жил открыто; но офицеры-товарищи меня не любили, хотя я старался не оскорблять.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
- Yet stay - you travel with Lord Lindesay, a man of the old world, rough and honest, though untaught; see that thou offend him not, for he is not patient of raillery, and thou, I have heard, art a crack-halter.
Нет, подожди; ты поедешь с лордом Линдсеем. Это человек старого закала, прямой, честный, хотя и лишенный всякого лоска; смотри же не оскорби его как-нибудь; он не терпит насмешек, а ты, как я слыхал, большой охотник до шуток.
Scott, Walter / The AbbotСкотт, Вальтер / Аббат
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1963
The Abbot
Scott, Walter
© The University Court of the University of Edinburgh 2000
These the mere romanticist must eschew, if he do not wish to offend or to disgust.
И придумывать их писателю не следует, иначе он вызовет только досаду и отвращение.
Poe, Edgar Allan / The Premature BurialПо, Эдгар Аллан / Преждевременные похороны
Преждевременные похороны
По, Эдгар Аллан
© Издательство "Наука", 1970
The Premature Burial
Poe, Edgar Allan
© Wordsworth Editions 2004
If my speaking should offend you, sir, my dealing, I hope, will make amends.'
Мои слова, вероятно, покажутся вам обидными, сэр, но я постараюсь искупить их делом.
Dickens, Charles / The Old Curiosity ShopДиккенс, Чарльз / Лавка древностей
Лавка древностей
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
The Old Curiosity Shop
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
"I don't want to offend your religion," Howard replied testily, "but you must talk about practicable things.
Я не хочу оскорблять вашу религию, - вспылил Говард. - Но ближе к делу.
Brown , Dee / Bury my Heart at Wounded KneeБраун, Ди / Схороните мое сердце у Вундед-ни
Схороните мое сердце у Вундед-ни
Браун, Ди
© Издательство "Прогресс", 1984
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee
Brown , Dee
© 1970 by Dee Brown
"He is an ill man to offend," remarked Mr. Pendennis. "I don't think he has ever forgiven that claret, Clive."
- Такого обидишь - врага наживешь, - заметил мистер Пенденнис. - По-моему, он все еще не простил тебе тот стакан кларета, Клайв.
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The NewcomesТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ньюкомы
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Newcomes
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© 1898, by Harper & Brothers
As if I COULD offend anyone here!
Разве мог я здесь кого-нибудь оскорбить?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
We had never had young ladies who rode on horseback before; it was only natural that the appearance of Lizaveta Nikolaevna oh horseback and her neglect to pay calls was bound to offend local society.
У нас до сих пор никогда еще не бывало амазонок; естественно, что появление Лизаветы Николаевны, прогуливавшейся верхом и еще не сделавшей визитов, должно было оскорблять общество.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
We are at such extremes, and I am so far removed from you, that I could not offend you if I wished to do so."
Мы две такие противоположности, и я до того пред вами из ряду вон, что я уже никак не могу вас обидеть, даже если б и захотела".
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
You mean that an innocent lie for the sake of a good joke is harmless, and does not offend the human heart.
Невинная ложь для веселого смеха, хотя бы и грубая, не обижает сердца человеческого.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
I assure you I do not mean to offend you in the least.
Клянусь, я не имею ни малейшего желания вас обидеть."
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Her companions were also powerful, and it would not do to offend them as long as they knew more than she did about sorcery.
Ее товарищи сильны. Не следует протестовать, пока они знают о магии больше, чем она.
Elliott, Kate / Prince of DogsЭллиот, Кейт / Собачий принц
Собачий принц
Эллиот, Кейт
Prince of Dogs
Elliott, Kate
© 1998 by Katrina Elliott
It is something to be remembered always that you cannot offend existence; hence there is no need for any regret, no need to feel guilty.
Нужно всегда помнить, что вы не можете оскорбить сущее, поэтому и нет нужды ни в каком сожалении, нет нужды чувствовать вину.
Osho, Bhagvan Shree Rajneesh / The Messiah, Volume 2Ошо Бхагван Шри Раджниш / Мессия. Том 2
Мессия. Том 2
Ошо Бхагван Шри Раджниш
The Messiah, Volume 2
Osho, Bhagvan Shree Rajneesh
The dust that did offend it.
Соринкой, им мешавшей.
Shakespeare, William / Alls Wel that ends WellШекспир, Вильям / Все хорошо, что хорошо кончается
Все хорошо, что хорошо кончается
Шекспир, Вильям
© Издательство "ACADEMIA", 1937
Alls Wel that ends Well
Shakespeare, William
© Susan Snyder 1993
"Ah! don't he offended at my words. Grigory Mihalitch, me you cannot offend.
- Ах! не оскорбляйтесь моими словами, Григорий Михайлыч; меня же вы оскорбить не можете.
Тургенев, И.С. / ДымTurgenev, I.S. / Smoke
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1919, by BONI & LIVERIGHT, Inc.
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Правда", 1979

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ə'fendVerbдействовать против; нарушить

User translations

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  1. 1.

    обижать, оскорблять или нарушать (закон, например)

    translation added by Kate Haltaufderheide
  2. 2.

    оскорблять чю-либо чувства

    translation added by Валерий Коротоношко
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  3. 3.

    совершить преступление

    translation added by Irina Mayorova
    Silver en-ru
  4. 4.


    translation added by Валерий Коротоношко
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  5. 5.

    оскорбить, обидеть, задеть

    translation added by Ge Li
  6. 6.


    translation added by Талгат Мырзаханов
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  8. 8.


    translation added by Kate Zemliankina


offend against law
нарушать закон
offend greatly
offend against
offend the wind shape
нарушить обтекаемость
offended party
потерпевшая сторона
offended sovereignity
нарушенный суверенитет
offended spouse
потерпевший супруг
offending advertiser
offending agent
offending allergen
специфический аллерген
offending corporation
корпорация, функционирующая в нарушение закона
offending document
оскорбительный документ
offending drunkard
offending drunkard
алкоголик-преступник агрессивного типа
offending officer
чиновник, наносящий оскорбления при отправлении должности

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)offending
Past Participle (Participle II)offended
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I offendwe offend
you offendyou offend
he/she/it offendsthey offend
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am offendingwe are offending
you are offendingyou are offending
he/she/it is offendingthey are offending
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have offendedwe have offended
you have offendedyou have offended
he/she/it has offendedthey have offended
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been offendingwe have been offending
you have been offendingyou have been offending
he/she/it has been offendingthey have been offending
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I offendedwe offended
you offendedyou offended
he/she/it offendedthey offended
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was offendingwe were offending
you were offendingyou were offending
he/she/it was offendingthey were offending
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had offendedwe had offended
you had offendedyou had offended
he/she/it had offendedthey had offended
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been offendingwe had been offending
you had been offendingyou had been offending
he/she/it had been offendingthey had been offending
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will offendwe shall/will offend
you will offendyou will offend
he/she/it will offendthey will offend
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be offendingwe shall/will be offending
you will be offendingyou will be offending
he/she/it will be offendingthey will be offending
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have offendedwe shall/will have offended
you will have offendedyou will have offended
he/she/it will have offendedthey will have offended
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been offendingwe shall/will have been offending
you will have been offendingyou will have been offending
he/she/it will have been offendingthey will have been offending
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would offendwe should/would offend
you would offendyou would offend
he/she/it would offendthey would offend
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be offendingwe should/would be offending
you would be offendingyou would be offending
he/she/it would be offendingthey would be offending
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have offendedwe should/would have offended
you would have offendedyou would have offended
he/she/it would have offendedthey would have offended
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been offendingwe should/would have been offending
you would have been offendingyou would have been offending
he/she/it would have been offendingthey would have been offending
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am offendedwe are offended
you are offendedyou are offended
he/she/it is offendedthey are offended
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being offendedwe are being offended
you are being offendedyou are being offended
he/she/it is being offendedthey are being offended
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been offendedwe have been offended
you have been offendedyou have been offended
he/she/it has been offendedthey have been offended
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was offendedwe were offended
you were offendedyou were offended
he/she/it was offendedthey were offended
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being offendedwe were being offended
you were being offendedyou were being offended
he/she/it was being offendedthey were being offended
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been offendedwe had been offended
you had been offendedyou had been offended
he/she/it had been offendedthey had been offended
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be offendedwe shall/will be offended
you will be offendedyou will be offended
he/she/it will be offendedthey will be offended
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been offendedwe shall/will have been offended
you will have been offendedyou will have been offended
he/she/it will have been offendedthey will have been offended