verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of offer
Synonyms for offer
Antonyms for offer
Related Words for offeroverture, action, bid, attempt, give, extend, grant, provide, suggest, show, award, afford, submit, allow, donate, display, cite, present, seek, essay
Examples from the Web for offer
Contemporary Examples of offer
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.Why My Norovirus Panic Makes Me Sick
January 5, 2015
As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.In 2015, Let’s Try for More Compassion
January 4, 2015
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
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
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of offer
He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.
It is very honorable in you to make the offer, and I like you the better for having made it.
I told Coplen to offer her a million cash for everything rather'n have any fuss.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The offer was thankfully accepted, and the generous merchant was as good as his word.
"Your escort was accepted because you were the first to offer it," said Halbert.
Word Origin for offer
n acronym for (formerly, in Britain)
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.