Offer definition

ôfər, ŏfər
To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer.

Offered me a drink.

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To produce or introduce on the stage.

The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.

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To put forward for consideration; propose.

Offer an opinion.

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Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered.

Did you accept his offer for the car?

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To threaten.

Offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.

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(law) A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract.
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(law) A proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract.
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Offer is to put forth or suggest for consideration, acceptance or rejection.

An example of offer is to make a bid on a house.

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(rare) To make a proposal, as of marriage.
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Something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
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The definition of an offer is an act of putting something forth for consideration, acceptance or rejection or something suggested or proposed.

An example of offer is the act of putting in a bid on a house.

An example of offer is the suggested sum of $30 per hour for tutoring.

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To exhibit readiness or desire (to do something); volunteer.

Offered to carry the packages.

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To make a presentation or sacrifice in worship.
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To occur; present itself.

When the opportunity offers.

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To present for sale.

Those boots are being offered at half price.

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To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten.

To offer violence to somebody.

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(used in combinations from phrasal verbs) Agent noun of off.
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The act of offering.

An offer of assistance.

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(archaic) To make an attempt (at)
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The act of offering.
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To present to God or a god in an act of worship.

To offer prayers, offer up sacrifices.

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To engage in; put up.

Partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.

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To indicate or express one's willingness or intention (to do something)

To offer to go.

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The condition of being offered, especially for sale.

Thousands of bushels of wheat on offer.

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To present for approval or acceptance; proffer; tender.

To offer one's services.

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(baseball) To swing at a pitch. Used of a batter.
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The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
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To present for consideration; suggest; propose.

To offer a plan.

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To show or give signs of.

To offer resistance.

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To provide; furnish.

A hotel that offers conference facilities.

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A promise by one party to do something in exchange for something else being done by the second party.
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An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.
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To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement.

Offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process.

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To present as an act of worship.

Offer a prayer.

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To propose as payment; bid.

Offered only half what I was asking for the car.

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To make available; afford.

The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more.

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To present an offering in worship or devotion.
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To make an offer or proposal, especially of marriage.
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To present itself.
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To present for sale.
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To bid (a price, etc.)
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A proposal that has been made.

What's in his offer?

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Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.

His offer was $3.50 per share.

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(law) An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation.

His first letter was not a real offer, but an attempt to determine interest.

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To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice.
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To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.
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(intransitive) To propose or express one's willingness (to do something).

She offered to help with her homework.

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To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest.

Everybody offered an opinion.

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To place at someone's disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down.

He offered use of his car for the week.

He offered his good will for the Councilman's vote.

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To bid, as a price, reward, or wages.

I offered twenty dollars for it.

The company is offering a salary of £30,000 a year.

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(intransitive) To happen, to present itself.
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L'Estrange.

He would be offering at the shepherd's voice.

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Francis Bacon.

I will not offer at that I cannot master.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
offer
Plural:
offers

Origin of offer

  • Middle English offren from Old English offrian to present in worship and from Old French offrir to propose, present both from Latin offerre to present, offer ob- to ob– ferre to bring bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English offren, offrien, from Old English offrian (“to offer, sacrifice, bring an oblation"), from Latin offerō (“to present, bestow, bring before", literally “to bring to"), from Latin ob + ferō (“bring, carry"), from Proto-Indo-European *bÊ°er-, *bÊ°rÄ“- (“to carry, bear"), later reinforced by Old French offrir (“to offer"). Cognate with Old Frisian offria (“to offer"), Old Dutch offrōn (“to offer"), German opfern (“to offer"), Old Norse offra (“to offer"). More at ob-, bear. Displaced Old English ābÄ“odan from ā- + bÄ“odan (“to command, decree, summon").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English offer, from Old French offre (“offer"), from offrir (“to offer"), from Latin offerō (“to present, bring before"). Compare North Frisian offer (“sacrifice, donation, fee"), Dutch offer (“offering, sacrifice"), German Opfer (“victim, sacrifice"), Danish offer (“victim, sacrifice"), Icelandic offr (“offering"). See verb below.

    From Wiktionary

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    From Wiktionary