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offer

[ aw-fer, of-er ]
/ ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of offer

First recorded before 900; Middle English offren,Old English offrian “to present in worship,” from Latin offerre, equivalent to of-of- + ferre “to bring”; see bear1
1. Offer, proffer, tender mean to present for acceptance or refusal. Offer is a common word in general use for presenting something to be accepted or rejected: to offer assistance. Proffer, with the same meaning, is now chiefly a literary word: to proffer one's services. Tender (no longer used in reference to concrete objects) is a ceremonious term for a more or less formal or conventional act: to tender one's resignation.
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British Dictionary definitions for offer (1 of 2)

offer
/ (ˈɒfə) /

verb

noun

offerer or offeror, noun
Old English, from Latin offerre to present, from ob- to + ferre to bring

British Dictionary definitions for offer (2 of 2)

Offer
/ (ˈɒfə) /

n acronym for (formerly, in Britain)

Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem
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