What is offer?

  • (verb): Make available; provide.
    Synonyms: extend
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "offer":

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

Famous quotes containing the word offer:

    “In short, Isabella, since I cannot give you my son, I offer you myself.” -- “Heavens!” cried Isabella ... “what do I hear! You, my lord! You! my father in law! the father of Conrad! the husband of the virtuous and tender Hippolita!” -- “I tell you,” said Manfred imperiously, “Hippolita is no longer my wife; I divorce her from this hour.”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    The greatest, or rather the most prominent, part of this city was constructed with the design to offer the deadest resistance to leaden and iron missiles that might be cast against it. But it is a remarkable meteorological and psychological fact, that it is rarely known to rain lead with much violence, except on places so constructed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)