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Definition of "offer" []

  • To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: offered me a drink. (verb-transitive)
  • To put forward for consideration; propose: offer an opinion. (verb-transitive)
  • To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement: offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process. (verb-transitive)
  • To make available; afford: The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more. (verb-transitive)
  • To present for sale. (verb-transitive)
  • To present or proffer (something, someone, oneself, etc) for acceptance or rejection (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To present as part of a requirement (verb)
  • To provide or make accessible (verb)
  • To present itself (verb)
  • To show or express willingness or the intention (to do something) (verb)
  • To put forward (a proposal, opinion, etc) for consideration (verb)
  • To present for sale (verb)
  • To propose as payment; bid or tender (verb)
  • To present (a prayer, sacrifice, etc) as or during an act of worship (verb)
  • To show readiness for (verb)
  • To make a proposal of marriage (verb)
  • To bring (a mechanical piece) near to or in contact with another, and often to proceed to fit the pieces together (verb)
  • Something, such as a proposal or bid, that is offered (noun)
  • The act of offering or the condition of being offered (noun)
  • A proposal made by one person that will create a binding contract if accepted unconditionally by the person to whom it is made (noun)
  • A proposal of marriage (noun)

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Use "offer" in a sentence
  • "On the other hand, if it confers no actual rights on any who are beyond its reach, -- if it is merely an _offer_ of freedom to all who can come and receive it, -- then those only who do receive it while the offer continues will have any rights by it when it has ceased to be in force."
  • "We shall then invade the Mississippi Valley from New Orleans, and our next offer of terms will be made to you from St. Louis or Chicago, _and it will be a very different offer_. ""
  • "What John McCain offer is a weak ineffective leader who has to grovel for political contributions."