What is offer?

  • (verb): Threaten to do something.
    Example: "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "offer":

  • (noun): Something offered (as a proposal or bid).
    Synonyms: offering
  • (verb): Propose a payment.
    Synonyms: bid, tender
  • (verb): Offer verbally.
    Synonyms: extend
  • (noun): The verbal act of offering.
    Example: "A generous offer of assistance"
    Synonyms: offering
  • (verb): Make available; provide.
    Synonyms: extend
  • (verb): Mount or put up.
    Example: "Offer resistance"
    Synonyms: put up, provide
  • (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"
  • (verb): Make available for sale.
    Example: "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"
  • (verb): Present as an act of worship.
    Example: "Offer prayers to the gods"
    Synonyms: offer up
  • (verb): Present for acceptance or rejection.
    Synonyms: proffer
  • (verb): Make available or accessible, provide or furnish.
    Example: "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

Famous quotes containing the word offer:

    There are people who want to make men’s lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life—their Christianity, for instance.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Let that which stood in front go behind,
    Let that which was behind advance to the front,
    Let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions,
    Let the old propositions be postponed.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Give a scientist a problem and he will probably provide a solution; historians and sociologists, by contrast, can offer only opinions. Ask a dozen chemists the composition of an organic compound such as methane, and within a short time all twelve will have come up with the same solution of CH4. Ask, however, a dozen economists or sociologists to provide policies to reduce unemployment or the level of crime and twelve widely differing opinions are likely to be offered.
    Derek Gjertsen, British scientist, author. Science and Philosophy: Past and Present, ch. 3, Penguin (1989)