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of·fer

 (ô′fər, ŏf′ər)
v. of·fered, of·fer·ing, of·fers
v.tr.
1.
a. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: offered me a drink.
b. To put forward for consideration; propose: offer an opinion.
c. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement: offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process.
d. To present as an act of worship: offer a prayer.
e. To propose as payment; bid: offered only half what I was asking for the car.
2.
a. To make available; afford: The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more.
b. To present for sale: Those boots are being offered at half price.
c. To provide; furnish: a hotel that offers conference facilities.
3. To exhibit readiness or desire (to do something); volunteer: offered to carry the packages.
4. To engage in; put up: partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.
5. To threaten: offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.
6. To produce or introduce on the stage: The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.
v.intr.
1. To present an offering in worship or devotion.
2. To make an offer or proposal, especially of marriage.
3. To present itself: "This plan was dropped, because of its risk, and because a better offered" (T.E. Lawrence).
4. Baseball To swing at a pitch. Used of a batter.
n.
1. The act of offering: an offer of assistance.
2. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered: Did you accept his offer for the car?
3. Law A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract.
4. The condition of being offered, especially for sale: thousands of bushels of wheat on 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; see ob- + ferre, to bring; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

of′fer·er, of′fer·or n.

offer

(ˈɒfə)
vb
1. to present or proffer (something, someone, oneself, etc) for acceptance or rejection
2. (tr) to present as part of a requirement: she offered English as a second subject.
3. (tr) to provide or make accessible: this stream offers the best fishing.
4. (intr) to present itself: if an opportunity should offer.
5. (tr) to show or express willingness or the intention (to do something)
6. (tr) to put forward (a proposal, opinion, etc) for consideration
7. (Commerce) (tr) to present for sale
8. (Commerce) (tr) to propose as payment; bid or tender
9. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (when: tr, often foll by up) to present (a prayer, sacrifice, etc) as or during an act of worship
10. (tr) to show readiness for: to offer battle.
11. (intr) archaic to make a proposal of marriage
12. (Mechanical Engineering) (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
n
13. something, such as a proposal or bid, that is offered
14. the act of offering or the condition of being offered
15. (Law) contract law a proposal made by one person that will create a binding contract if accepted unconditionally by the person to whom it is made. See also acceptance
16. a proposal of marriage
17. (Stock Exchange) short for offer price
18. (Commerce) on offer for sale at a reduced price
[Old English, from Latin offerre to present, from ob- to + ferre to bring]
ˈofferer, ˈofferor n

Offer

(ˈɒfə)
(formerly, in Britain) n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Office of Electricity Regulation: merged with Ofgas in 1999 to form Ofgem

of•fer

(ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər)
v.t.
1. to present for acceptance or rejection: to offer a drink.
2. to propose or put forward for consideration: to offer a suggestion.
3. to show willingness (to do something): I offered to go first.
4. to give, make, or promise: She offered no response.
5. to present solemnly as an act of worship.
6. to present for sale.
7. to tender or bid as a price.
8. to attempt or threaten to do, engage in, or inflict: to offer battle.
9. to put forth; exert: to offer resistance.
10. to render (homage, thanks, etc.).
11. to present or volunteer (oneself) as a spouse.
v.i.
12. to present itself; occur.
13. to make a proposal or suggestion.
n.
14. an act or instance of offering.
15. a proposal or bid to give or pay something.
16. a proposal of marriage.
[before 900; Middle English offren, Old English offrian to present in worship < Latin offerre=of- of- + ferre to bring, bear1]
of′fer•er, of′fer•or, n.

offer

  • bid - Derives from Old English beodan, "to offer or command."
  • carrot-and-stick - Refers to an offer of reward countered by the threat of punishment.
  • blind fold - Worn by the Greek statue for justice so she cannot see the bribes being offered to her, hence, blind justice.
  • cast pearls before swine - To offer something valuable to someone who does not appreciate it.

offer

giveinvite
1. 'offer'

If you offer something to someone, you ask them if they would like to have it or use it.

He offered me a chocolate. I shook my head.
2. 'give'

If you put something in someone's hand expecting them to take it, and they do take it, don't say that you 'offer' it to them. You say that you give it to them.

She gave Minnie the keys.
He gave me a red jewellery box.
3. 'offer to'

If you offer to do something, you say that you are willing to do it.

He offered to take her home in a taxi.
I offered to answer any questions.
4. 'invite'

If someone asks you to do something that they think you will want to do, don't say that they 'offer' you to do it. You say that they invite you to do it.

I was invited to attend future meetings.
She invited me to come for dinner.

offer


Past participle: offered
Gerund: offering

Imperative
offer
offer
Present
I offer
you offer
he/she/it offers
we offer
you offer
they offer
Preterite
I offered
you offered
he/she/it offered
we offered
you offered
they offered
Present Continuous
I am offering
you are offering
he/she/it is offering
we are offering
you are offering
they are offering
Present Perfect
I have offered
you have offered
he/she/it has offered
we have offered
you have offered
they have offered
Past Continuous
I was offering
you were offering
he/she/it was offering
we were offering
you were offering
they were offering
Past Perfect
I had offered
you had offered
he/she/it had offered
we had offered
you had offered
they had offered
Future
I will offer
you will offer
he/she/it will offer
we will offer
you will offer
they will offer
Future Perfect
I will have offered
you will have offered
he/she/it will have offered
we will have offered
you will have offered
they will have offered
Future Continuous
I will be offering
you will be offering
he/she/it will be offering
we will be offering
you will be offering
they will be offering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been offering
you have been offering
he/she/it has been offering
we have been offering
you have been offering
they have been offering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been offering
you will have been offering
he/she/it will have been offering
we will have been offering
you will have been offering
they will have been offering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been offering
you had been offering
he/she/it had been offering
we had been offering
you had been offering
they had been offering
Conditional
I would offer
you would offer
he/she/it would offer
we would offer
you would offer
they would offer
Past Conditional
I would have offered
you would have offered
he/she/it would have offered
we would have offered
you would have offered
they would have offered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offer - the verbal act of offeringoffer - the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
2.offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid)offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
contract offer - offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
proposition - an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
counteroffer - an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
bid, tender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
prospectus - a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise; "a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision"
tender offer - an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both
reward - the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
rights issue, rights offering - an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later; "the investment banker who handles a rights offering usually agrees to buy any shares not bought by shareholders"
special - a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
olive branch, peace offering - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
twofer - an offer of two for the price of one
3.offer - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
Verb1.offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
accost, solicit, hook - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.offer - present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink"
give - proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
tender - make a tender of; in legal settlements
3.offer - agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
4.offer - put forward for consideration; "He offered his opinion"
propose, project - present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
5.offer - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
pay, give - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
extend, offer - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
6.offer - make available for sale; "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
put up - make available for sale at an auction; "The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction"
market - engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
7.offer - propose a paymentoffer - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
auction sale, vendue, auction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
by-bid - bid on behalf of someone else
subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
overbid - bid more than the object is worth
underbid - bid too low
outbid - bid higher than others
underbid - bid lower than a competing bidder
8.offer - produce or introduce on the stage; "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"
bring on, bring out, produce - bring onto the market or release; "produce a movie"; "bring out a book"; "produce a new play"
9.offer - present as an act of worship; "offer prayers to the gods"
sacrifice - make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
worship - attend religious services; "They worship in the traditional manner"
10.offer - mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
wage, engage - carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
11.offer - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
offer, extend - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
12.offer - ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
13.offer - threaten to do something; "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
threaten - to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

offer

verb
1. present with, give, hand, hold out to Rhys offered him an apple.
2. provide, present, furnish, make available, afford, place at (someone's) disposal Western governments have offered aid.
provide refuse, withdraw, withhold, take back, revoke, retract
3. volunteer, come forward, offer your services, be at (someone's) service Peter offered to help us.
4. propose, suggest, advance, extend, submit, put forward, put forth They offered no suggestion as to how it might be done.
5. give, show, bring, provide, render, impart His mother and sister rallied round offering comfort.
6. sacrifice, give up, offer up He will offer the first harvest of rice to the sun goddess.
7. put up for sale, sell, put on the market, market, put under the hammer The house is being offered at 1.5 million pounds.
8. bid, submit, propose, extend, tender, proffer He offered a fair price for the land.
noun
1. proposal, suggestion, proposition, submission, attempt at, endeavour, overture He has refused all offers of help.
2. bargain, deal, discount, steal (informal), reduction, good deal, good buy, snip (informal), giveaway, (cheap) purchase Today's special offer gives you a choice of three destinations.
3. bid, tender, bidding price We've made an offer for the house.
on offer available, for sale, on the market, to be had, purchasable country cottages on offer at bargain prices
Quotations
"He's a businessman ... I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" [Mario Puzo The Godfather]

offer

verb
1. To put before another for acceptance:
Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before.
2. To state, as an idea, for consideration:
3. To make (something) readily available:
Idiom: place at one's disposal.
4. To make an offer of:
Informal: go.
noun
1. Something offered:
2. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Slang: take.
Archaic: assay.
Translations
اقْتِراحٌعَرْضعَرْض، سِعْر، ثَمَنيَعْرِض، يُعْلِن اسْتِعْدادهيَقْتَرِح، يُهْدي، يَعْرِض
nabídkanabídnoutnabízet
tilbudtilbyde
tarjotatarjousehdottaa
ponudaponuditi
felajánlfelkínálkínál
bjóîabjóîastboîtilboî
提供提供する
제공제공하다
parduodamaspasisiūlytisiūlymas
cenas piedāvājumspiedāvājumspiedāvātpiedāvāt , pieteikties
nuditiponudbapredlog
erbjudaerbjudande
เสนอเพื่อให้พิจารณาข้อเสนอ
teklifteklif etmekteklifte bulunmakfiyat teklifiönerme
đề nghị

offer

[ˈɒfəʳ]
A. N (gen, Comm) → oferta f
"offers over £25"ofertas a partir de 25 libras
"£50 or nearest offer"50 libras, negociable
he has had a good offer for the housele han hecho una buena oferta por la casa
introductory offeroferta f de lanzamiento
to make (sb) an offer (for sth)hacer una oferta (a algn) (por algo)
they made me an offer I couldn't refuseme hicieron una oferta que no pude rechazar
offers of help are flooding inestán lloviendo las ofertas de ayuda
I accepted his offer of a liftacepté cuando se ofreció a llevarme en coche
offer of marriagepropuesta f de matrimonio
to be on offer (Comm) → estar de oferta
"on offer this week"de oferta esta semana
it's the only entertainment on offer in this townes la única atracción en esta ciudad
there are so many courses on offerexiste tal oferta de cursillos
offer of peace, peace offerofrecimiento m de paz
I might take you up on that offerpuede que acepte tu oferta
the house is under offertenemos una oferta para la casa pendiente de formalizar el contrato
see also job C
see also open A8
see also share, special 1 D
B. VT
1. (= invite to) can I offer you sth to drink?¿quieres tomar algo?
"can I get you a drink?" she offered-¿te sirvo algo? -preguntó ofreciéndose
2. (= make available) [+ help, services, money] → ofrecer; [+ information, advice] → dar, ofrecer
to have a lot to offertener mucho que ofrecer
to offer sb sth; offer sth to sbofrecer algo a algn
the island has little to offer the touristla isla no tiene mucho que ofrecer al turista
I offered her a fair price for the landle ofrecí un buen precio por el terreno
to offer to do sthofrecerse a hacer algo
I offered to pay for herme ofrecí a pagar lo suyo
one of the group offered himself as spokesmanuno del grupo se prestó or se ofreció a ser el portavoz
to offer one's hand (to shake) → tender la mano
3. (= express, make) [+ opinion] → expresar; [+ comment, remark, suggestion] → hacer
if I may offer a suggestionsi me permite hacer una sugerencia ...
to offer an apologyofrecer disculpas, disculparse
he offered no explanationno dio ninguna explicación
the President has offered his sympathy to relativesel presidente ha expresado sus condolencias a los familiares
4. (= afford) [+ opportunity, prospect, solution] → ofrecer
the country offers a wealth of opportunities for investmentel país ofrece or brinda muchas oportunidades de inversión
the hotel offers magnificent views over the lakeel hotel tiene unas magníficas vistas al lago
it seemed to offer a solution to our problemparecía ofrecer or brindar una solución a nuestro problema
5. (= show) he offered no resistanceno opuso resistencia
6. (Rel) (also offer up) [+ sacrifice] → ofrecer
to offer (up) a prayer for sbrezar una oración por algn
to offer (up) a prayer to Saint Anthonyofrecer or rezar una oración a San Antonio
she offered (up) a silent prayer of thanksrezó en silencio dando gracias
C. VI
1. (= volunteer) → ofrecerse
I could have done with some help but no one offeredme hubiera venido bien algo de ayuda pero nadie se ofreció
2. (= become available) → presentarse
she promised to do it when opportunity offeredprometió hacerlo cuando se presentara la oportunidad
D. CPD offer price N (St Ex) → precio m de oferta

offer

[ˈɒfər]
n
(gen)offre f
a good offer → une bonne offre
to accept an offer → accepter une offre
Ingrid would not accept Steele's offer → Ingrid ne voulait pas accepter l'offre de Steele.
She accepted the offer of a cigarette
BUT Elle accepta la cigarette qu'on lui offrait.
an offer of compensation → une offre de compensation
He has dismissed an offer of compensation → Il a rejeté une offre de compensation.
to turn down sb's offer of sth → décliner l'offre que qn fait de qch
I reluctantly turned down her offer of a bed for the night → J'ai décliné à regret l'offre qu'elle me faisait d'un lit pour la nuit.
to make sb an offer → faire une offre à qn
to make an offer for sth → faire une offre pour qch
to be open to offers → être ouvert à toute proposition
on offer (= on the market) → sur le marché
some of the excellent books on offer → certains des excellents livres sur le marché
(= reduced price) → offre f
today's special offer → l'offre spéciale d'aujourd'hui
to be on offer [product] → être en promotion
Olive oil is on offer this week → L'huile d'olive est en promotion cette semaine.
"on special offer" → "en promotion"
vtoffrir
to offer a reward for information → offrir une récompense pour toute information
to be offered sth [person] → se voir offrir qch
to offer sth to sb → offrir qch à qn
to offer sb sth → offrir qch à qn
to offer to do sth → offrir de faire qch
He offered to help me → Il m'a offert de m'aider.
I offered to go with them → Je leur ai offert de les accompagner.
to have sth to offer → avoir qch à offrir

offer

nAngebot nt; (also offer of marriage)(Heirats)antrag m; the offer’s theredas Angebot gilt or steht; did you have many offers of help?haben Ihnen viele Leute ihre Hilfe angeboten?; any offers?ist jemand interessiert?; to make somebody an offer of somethingjdm etw anbieten; he made me an offer (of £50)er machte mir ein Angebot (von £ 50); an offer I couldn’t refuseein Angebot, zu dem ich nicht Nein or nein sagen konnte; offers over £75,000Angebote nicht unter £ 75.000; on offer (Comm) (= on special offer)im Angebot; (= for sale)verkäuflich ? near 3 b
vt
help, money, job, food, friendship etcanbieten; reward, prizeaussetzen; to offer to do somethinganbieten, etw zu tun; (= offer one’s services)sich bereit erklären, etw zu tun; he offered to give me £5 for iter bot mir dafür £ 5 an; he offered to helper bot seine Hilfe an; to offer one’s servicessich anbieten; he was offered the jobihm wurde die Stelle angeboten; did he offer to?hat er sich angeboten?; he’s got nothing to offerer hat nichts zu bieten
adviceanbieten; plan, suggestionunterbreiten; remarkbeisteuern; excusevorbringen; consolationspenden; condolencesaussprechen; to offer an opinionsich (dazu) äußern; to offer one’s resignationseinen Rücktritt anbieten
(= present in worship or sacrifice) prayers, homage, sacrificedarbringen; one’s lifeopfern; nuns offer their lives to GodNonnen stellen ihr Leben in den Dienst Gottes
(= put up, attempt to inflict) resistancebieten; to offer violencegewalttätig werden (to gegen) ? battle
(= afford, make available) sleeping accommodation etcbieten; the bay offered a fine viewvon der Bucht bot sich eine schöne Aussicht
subject (for exam) → machen
vi whenever the opportunity offerswann immer sich die Gelegenheit bietet or ergibt; did he offer?hat er es angeboten?

offer

[ˈɒfəʳ]
1. n (gen) → offerta, proposta
offer of marriage → proposta di matrimonio
to make an offer for sth → fare un'offerta per qc
offers over £25 → offerte dalle 25 sterline in su
to be on offer (Comm) → essere in offerta (speciale)
2. vt (gen) → offrire; (apology) → presentare; (comment, opinion) → dare
to offer sth to sb or sb sth → offrire qc a qn
to offer to do sth → offrirsi di fare qc
to offer resistance → opporre resistenza

offer

(ˈofə) past tense, past participle ˈoffered verb
1. to put forward (a gift, suggestion etc) for acceptance or refusal. She offered the man a cup of tea; He offered her $20 for the picture.
2. to say that one is willing. He offered to help.
noun
1. an act of offering. an offer of help.
2. an offering of money as the price of something. They made an offer of $50,000 for the house.
ˈoffering noun
1. a gift. a birthday offering.
2. money given during a religious service. a church offering.
on offer
for sale, often cheaply. That shop has chairs on offer at $20 each.

offer

اقْتِراحٌ, يُقَدِّمُ nabídka, nabízet tilbud, tilbyde anbieten, Angebot προσφέρω, προσφορά oferta, ofrecer tarjota, tarjous offre, proposer ponuda, ponuditi offerta, offrire 提供, 提供する 제공, 제공하다 aanbieden, aanbod tilbud, tilby oferta, zaoferować oferecer, oferta предлагать, предложение erbjuda, erbjudande เสนอเพื่อให้พิจารณา, ข้อเสนอ teklif, teklif etmek đề nghị 出价,
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It happened to be a hired waiter who knew nothing about the neighborhood and Jo was looking round for help when Laurie, who had heard what she said, came up and offered his grandfather's carriage, which had just come for him, he said.
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
There were one or two matters yet to finish on Tom's part in relation to his business, but these offered no difficulties.
Jake bought everything the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read.
The facilities which nature had there offered to the march of the combatants were too obvious to be neglected.
When I attended the King in order to deliver the presents, after I had excused the smallness of them, as being, though unworthy his acceptance, the largest that our profession of poverty, and distance from our country, allowed us to make, he examined them one by one with a dissatisfied look, and told me that however he might be pleased with our good attentions, he thought our present such as could not be offered to a king without affronting him; and made me a sign with his hand to withdraw, and take back what I had brought.
Phileas Fogg, without getting in the least flurried, then proposed to purchase the animal outright, and at first offered a thousand pounds for him.
Nestor's son Pisistratus at once offered his hand to each of them, and seated them on some soft sheepskins that were lying on the sands near his father and his brother Thrasymedes.
This is the first time I could ever get at a father, though I've offered to six-and-twenty girls.
Let us ask some priest or prophet, or some reader of dreams (for dreams, too, are of Jove) who can tell us why Phoebus Apollo is so angry, and say whether it is for some vow that we have broken, or hecatomb that we have not offered, and whether he will accept the savour of lambs and goats without blemish, so as to take away the plague from us.
He offered large discount--he offered a check(Drawn "to bearer") for seven-pounds-ten: But the Bandersnatch merely extended its neck And grabbed at the Banker again.
He offered to kill every one of King George's men that should attempt to land.