verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of offer
Examples from the Web for offer
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.
I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.
To be a parent is to be able to offer truly unconditional love.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She wanted to know what happened over five years, or even 10, but the scientific literature had little to offer.
It is wjib for every one to offer sacrifice for himself, but it is not a wjib order that he should do it for his children.The Faith of Islam|Edward Sell
One of them, a very popular and well-to-do gentleman, made her an offer of marriage.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
I now come to offer you a heart which has been entirely yours, Madam, since first we met in the desert.'The Grey Fairy Book|Various
Instinctively she knew that in that eleventh hour she must offer all she had.The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
And it was because of this and because of my last promise to him that your offer shocked me; I ask your pardon for my rudeness.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for offer (1 of 2)
Word Origin for offer
British Dictionary definitions for offer (2 of 2)
n acronym for (formerly, in Britain)
Word Origin and History for offer (1 of 2)
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.