Lexicon: offend – oftentimes

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offend (-ed), v. [OFr 'to strike against, attack, injure' < L. 'strike against, vex, injure'.]

  1. To displease; to affront; to anger.
  2. To push against; to assault.

offense (offence), n. [ME < OE < L. offensu-s, annoyance, see offend, v.]

  1. A transgression of law, divine or human; a crime; a sin.
  2. A cause of stumbling; an impediment.

offer, n. [Fr. see offer, v.]

A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice.

offer (-ed, -s), v. [OE < L. offero, to bring before, present, offer.]

  1. To present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit; to put forth.
  2. To present in words; to make a proposal.
  3. To bid, as a price or reward.

offering, n. [OE offrung, offrian to offer; see offer, v.]

That which is presented in divine service, presented to God for religious purposes; a sacrifice; an oblation.

office, n. [OFr < L. officium, duty, function.]

A particular duty, charge, or trust conferred.

officer (-s), n. [OFr < L., see office. n.]

A person commissioned or authorized to perform a public duty.

oft, adv. [Germanic]

Often; frequently; not rarely.

often (-er), adv. [An extended form of the Old English oft.]

Frequently, not rarely.

oftentimes, adv. [see often, adv. + time, n.]

Frequently; regularly.