- to present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: He offered me a cigarette.
- to propose or put forward for consideration: to offer a suggestion.
- to propose or volunteer (to do something): She offered to accompany me.
- to make a show of intention (to do something): We did not offer to go first.
- to give, make, or promise: She offered no response.
- to present solemnly as an act of worship or devotion, as to God, a deity or a saint; sacrifice.
- to present for sale: He offered the painting to me at a reduced price.
- to tender or bid as a price: to offer ten dollars for a radio.
- to attempt or threaten to do, engage in, or inflict: to offer battle.
- to put forth; exert: to offer resistance.
- to present to sight or notice.
- to introduce or present for exhibition or performance.
- to render (homage, thanks, etc.).
- to present or volunteer (oneself) to someone as a spouse.
- to present itself; occur: Whenever an opportunity offered, he slipped off to town.
- to present something as an act of worship or devotion; sacrifice.
- to make a proposal or suggestion.
- to suggest oneself to someone for marriage; propose.
- Archaic. to make an attempt (followed by at).
- an act or instance of offering: an offer of help.
- the condition of being offered: an offer for sale.
- something offered.
- a proposal or bid to give or pay something as the price of something else; bid: an offer of $90,000 for the house.
- Law. a proposal that requires only acceptance in order to create a contract.
- an attempt or endeavor.
- a show of intention.
- a proposal of marriage.
Origin of offer
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Examples from the Web for offered
And so he looked at her, smiled, and offered a polite “Is everything okay?”Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’
January 7, 2015
I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
Scalise offered his contrition that he had made a mistake and apologized for appearing before a group some 12 years ago.Reverend Jeremiah Wright Was Worse Than Scalise
January 2, 2015
In response, Greenberg offered the Times his resignation, which was refused.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
“I have coordinated with our foreign minister so we will borrow from other countries which have offered,” he said.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
So certain was he as to the exact locality, that he offered to conduct a party to the place.Explorations in Australia
It traded with all the world and offered a safe home to the merchant and to the artisan.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Did you not insist on going home with Hester Paine, when I had offered my escort?Brave and Bold
I offered to engage not to marry at all, if that condition may be accepted.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Besides, Mr. Morgan offered to resign his seat in the House of Commons in his favor.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- to present or proffer (something, someone, oneself, etc) for acceptance or rejection
- (tr) to present as part of a requirementshe offered English as a second subject
- (tr) to provide or make accessiblethis stream offers the best fishing
- (intr) to present itselfif an opportunity should offer
- (tr) to show or express willingness or the intention (to do something)
- (tr) to put forward (a proposal, opinion, etc) for consideration
- (tr) to present for sale
- (tr) to propose as payment; bid or tender
- (when tr, often foll by up) to present (a prayer, sacrifice, etc) as or during an act of worship
- (tr) to show readiness forto offer battle
- (intr) archaic to make a proposal of marriage
- (tr; sometimes foll by up or to) engineering to bring (a mechanical piece) near to or in contact with another, and often to proceed to fit the pieces together
- something, such as a proposal or bid, that is offered
- the act of offering or the condition of being offered
- contract law a proposal made by one person that will create a binding contract if accepted unconditionally by the person to whom it is madeSee also acceptance
- a proposal of marriage
- short for offer price
- on offer for sale at a reduced price
- Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem
Word Origin and History for offered
Old English ofrian "to offer, show, exhibit, sacrifice, bring an oblation," from Latin offerre "to present, bestow, bring before" (in Late Latin "to present in worship"), from ob "to" (see ob-) + ferre "to bring, to carry" (see infer). The Latin word was borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, e.g. Old Frisian offria, Middle Dutch offeren, Old Norse offra. Non-religious sense reinforced by Old French offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre. Related: Offered; offering.