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Definition of 'offer'

See also: off 


  1. the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"
       Synonyms: offering
  2. something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
       Synonyms: offering
  3. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
       Synonyms: crack fling go pass whirl


  1. make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
  2. present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink"
       Synonyms: proffer
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: volunteer
  4. put forward for consideration; "He offered his opinion"
  5. offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
       Synonyms: extend
  6. make available for sale; "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
  7. propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
       Synonyms: bid tender
  8. produce or introduce on the stage; "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"
  9. present as an act of worship; "offer prayers to the gods"
       Synonyms: offer up
  10. mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
       Synonyms: put up provide
  11. make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
       Synonyms: extend
  12. 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"
       Synonyms: propose declare oneself pop the question
  13. threaten to do something; "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"

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