[[t]ɒ̱fə(r), AM ɔ͟ːfər[/t]]
offers, offering, offered
1) VERB If you offer something to someone, you ask them if they would like to have it or use it.

[V n to n] He has offered seats at the conference table to the Russian leader and the president of Kazakhstan...

[V n n] The number of companies offering them work increased...

[V n n] Rhys offered him an apple...

[V n] Western governments have offered aid.

2) VERB If you offer to do something, you say that you are willing to do it.

[V to-inf] Peter offered to teach them water-skiing...

[V with quote] `Can I get you a drink,' she offered.

3) N-COUNT An offer is something that someone says they will give you or do for you.

The offer of talks with Moscow marks a significant change from the previous western position...

`I ought to reconsider her offer to move in,' he mused...

He had refused several excellent job offers.

4) VERB If you offer someone information, advice, or praise, you give it to them, usually because you feel that they need it or deserve it.

[V n] They manage a company offering advice on mergers and acquisitions...

[V n n] She offered him emotional and practical support in countless ways...

[V n n] They are offered very little counselling or support. [Also V n to n]

5) VERB If you offer someone something such as love or friendship, you show them that you feel that way towards them.

[V n to n] The President has offered his sympathy to the Georgian people...

[V n n] It must be better to be able to offer them love and security...

[V n] John's mother and sister rallied round offering comfort.

6) VERB If people offer prayers, praise, or a sacrifice to God or a god, they speak to or give something to their god.

[V n] Church leaders offered prayers and condemned the bloodshed...

[V n to n] He will offer the first harvest of rice to the sun goddess. [Also V n n]

Offer up means the same as offer.

V P n (not pron) He should consider offering up a prayer to St Lambert.

7) VERB If an organization offers something such as a service or product, it provides it.

[V n] We have been successful because we are offering a quality service...

[V n n] Sainsbury's is offering customers 1p for each shopping bag re-used...

[V n to n] Eagle Star offers a 10% discount to the over-55s.

8) N-COUNT: oft supp N, also on N An offer in a shop is a specially low price for a specific product or something extra that you get if you buy a certain product.

This month's offers include a shirt, trousers and bed covers...

Today's special offer gives you a choice of three destinations...

Weight watchers can save at Gateway with Special K on offer at ₤1.59, down 26p.

9) VERB If you offer a particular amount of money for something, you say that you will pay that much to buy it.

[V amount] Whitney has offered $21.50 a share in cash for 49.5 million Prime shares...

[V n amount] They are offering farmers $2.15 a bushel for corn...

[V n n] He will write Rachel a note and offer her a fair price for the land...

[V n] It was his custom in buying real estate to offer a rather low price. [Also V n to n]

10) N-COUNT An offer is the amount of money that someone says they will pay to buy something.

The lawyers say no one else will make me an offer...

He has dismissed an offer of compensation.

11) PHRASE: V inflects If you have something to offer, you have a quality or ability that makes you important, attractive, or useful.

In your free time, explore all that this incredible city has to offer.

12) PHRASE: v-link PHR If there is something on offer, it is available to be used or bought.

Savings schemes are the best retail investment products on offer. cottages on offer at bargain prices.

13) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you are open to offers, you are willing to do something if someone will pay you an amount of money that you think is reasonable.

It seems that while the Kiwis are keen to have him, he is still open to offers.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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