offer

[ aw-fer, of-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF offer

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OFFER

He caught but two fish, and they were so small that he decided not to offer them for sale.

It is very honorable in you to make the offer, and I like you the better for having made it.

I told Coplen to offer her a million cash for everything rather'n have any fuss.

The offer was thankfully accepted, and the generous merchant was as good as his word.

"Your escort was accepted because you were the first to offer it," said Halbert.

That you know your duty, and will not offer to controvert his will?

Nor will any body else believe you in earnest in the offer, if I would.

For his own part, he was no card expert, and he smiled as Henry made his offer.

The only man in the world, surely, that could offer so much, and deserve so little!

That he never dreamed that any assistance was wanted, and therefore did not offer it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ofrian "to offer, show, exhibit, sacrifice, bring an oblation," from Latin offerre "to present, bestow, bring before" (in Late Latin "to present in worship"), from ob "to" (see ob-) + ferre "to bring, to carry" (see infer). The Latin word was borrowed elsewhere in Germanic, e.g. Old Frisian offria, Middle Dutch offeren, Old Norse offra. Non-religious sense reinforced by Old French offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre. Related: Offered; offering.

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