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Definition of Offer


  1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.
  2. To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage.
  3. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me.
  4. To attempt; to undertake.
  5. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
  6. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
  7. To present itself; to be at hand.
  8. To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; -- used with at.
  9. The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
  10. That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
  11. Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.
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Offer Translations

offer in Afrikaans is bied, aanbod, voorstel
offer in Dutch is huwelijksaanzoek, aanzoek
offer in Finnish is ehdottaa
offer in French is proposer, offrissent, offre, offris, sacrifier
offer in German is anbieten, angebot, Angebot {n}
offer in Italian is licitazione, licitare, offrire, offerto
offer in Latin is exhibeo exibeo, offero, praesto presto, polliceor
offer in Portuguese is oferta