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 (ô′fər, ŏf′ər)
v. of·fered, of·fer·ing, of·fers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Noun1.offerer - someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
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'The offerer (Landbank) offers to purchase from the seller (Singapore Exchange) all of the latter's shares of capital stock in PDSHC.
"In the context of the efficient and active management of the outstanding liabilities of the offerer and its group, the offerer has not accepted [offers] for [the] purchase any of the tendered notes," the statement added.
The recently introduced regulations inter alia prescribes the eligibility criteria, procedure and conditions for public offering including, procedure of bidding, appointment of book runner, registration of book runner, registration of the eligible investors, duties and responsibilities of the issuer, the Offerer, the book runner and the designated institution the institution providing the book building system; procedure for making bids, time period for bidding, basis of allotment etc.
"A person who offers to supply a controlled drug can be convicted on the basis of offering to supply a controlled drug, even though, to the offerer's knowledge or belief, the thing offered is in reality not a controlled drug," the legal eagle said.
"Enoc was not awarded a contract because Enov was not the lowest price offerer," a spokesman for the US Department of Defense said in an e-mail when asked if the deal was not renewed because of Enoc's ongoing use of Iranian oil.
The proposed rule also recognizes that some conflicts cannot be mitigated, requiring the contracting officer to select another offerer or request a waiver.