Offend vs Allude - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between offend and allude

is that offend is (transitive)  to transgress or violate a law or moral requirement while allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

As verbs the difference between offend and allude

is that offend is (transitive)  to hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult while allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

offend

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (transitive)  To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”. We nearly crowned her we were so offended . She saw us but she didn't know us, did she?’.}}
  • (intransitive)  To feel or become offended, take insult.
  • (transitive)  To physically harm, pain.
  • (transitive)  To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.
  • (intransitive)  To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules.
  • (transitive)  To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.
  • (obsolete, transitive, archaic, biblical)  To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
  • * 1896 , Adolphus Frederick Schauffler, Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons , W. A. Wilde company, Page 161,
  • "If any man offend not (stumbles not, is not tripped up) in word, the same is a perfect man."
  • * New Testament'', Matthew 5:29 (''Sermon on the Mount ),
  • "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out."

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * offendedly * offendedness * offender * reoffend

    allude

    English

    Verb

    (allud)
  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}

    Synonyms

    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion

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