[ aw-fer, of-er ]
/ ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər /
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
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.
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.
Words nearby offer
Origin of offer
SYNONYMS FOR offer
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.
2 give, move, propose.
OTHER WORDS FROM offer
of·fer·a·ble, adjectiveof·fer·er, of·fer·or, nounnon·of·fer, nounpre·of·fer, noun, verb (used with object)
re·of·fer, verb, nounself-of·fered, adjectiveun·of·fered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for re-offer (1 of 3)
/ (ˈriːˌɒfə) /
to offer (something) again
Canadian to run as a candidate for re-election
the act of offering (something) again or an instance of this
British Dictionary definitions for re-offer (2 of 3)
/ (ˈɒfə) /
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
Derived forms of offerofferer or offeror, noun
Word Origin for offer
Old English, from Latin offerre to present, from ob- to + ferre to bring
British Dictionary definitions for re-offer (3 of 3)
/ (ˈɒfə) /
n acronym for (formerly, in Britain)
Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem
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