What is offer?

  • (verb): Mount or put up.
    Example: "Offer resistance"
    Synonyms: put up, provide
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "offer":

  • (verb): Make available; provide.
    Synonyms: extend
  • (verb): Threaten to do something.
    Example: "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
  • (verb): Make available or accessible, provide or furnish.
    Example: "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
  • (verb): Propose a payment.
    Synonyms: bid, tender
  • (verb): Offer verbally.
    Synonyms: extend
  • (verb): Make available for sale.
    Example: "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
  • (noun): The verbal act of offering.
    Example: "A generous offer of assistance"
    Synonyms: offering
  • (noun): Something offered (as a proposal or bid).
    Synonyms: offering
  • (verb): Present for acceptance or rejection.
    Synonyms: proffer
  • (verb): Present as an act of worship.
    Example: "Offer prayers to the gods"
    Synonyms: offer up
  • (verb): Produce or introduce on the stage.
    Example: "The Shakespeare Company is offering 'King Lear' this month"
  • (verb): Put forward for consideration.
    Example: "He offered his opinion"

Famous quotes containing the word offer:

    Either offer me something I really like, or stop trying to tempt me.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Sometimes my wife complains that she’s overwhelmed with work and just can’t take one of the kids, for example, to a piano lesson. I’ll offer to do it for her, and then she’ll say, “No, I’ll do it.” We have to negotiate how much I trespass into that mother role—it’s not given up easily.
    —Anonymous Father. As quoted in Women and Their Fathers, by Victoria Secunda, ch. 3 (1992)

    Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody’s image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)