of|fer1 [ `ɔfər, `afər ] verb ***
1. ) transitive to let someone know that you will give them something if they want it:
offer someone something: They haven't offered me the job yet.
offer something to someone: He had offered cocaine to an undercover police officer.
a ) transitive to say that you will pay a particular price for something:
offer someone something for something: I offered Jim $5,000 for his car.
offer something to someone: Police are offering a reward to anyone with information about the crime.
b ) intransitive or transitive to let someone know that you are willing to do something for them:
Actually, Jen's giving me a lift home but thanks for offering.
offer to do something: I do think you should have offered to help.
2. ) transitive to provide something such as a product or service:
The department offers a course on Medieval Philosophy each year.
Smaller hotels often offer greater comfort at lower prices.
offer someone something: We'll be happy to offer you all the assistance we can.
have a lot to offer (=to have many attractive features): The city has a lot to offer the business traveler.
3. ) transitive to give someone something that you think they need or deserve:
A lot of people have offered us very useful advice.
Susan still hasn't offered an explanation for her absence.
a ) to express your feelings toward someone:
offer sympathy/regrets/thanks
He called the team manager to offer his congratulations.
offer someone your hand
to hold out your hand in order to shake hands with someone
,offer `up phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to give thanks, praise, or prayers to God:
Lord, we offer up our prayers to you.
2. ) to provide something that is intended to impress, please, or satisfy someone:
The friendly staff offer up a real taste of Southwest America.
of|fer 2 [ `ɔfər, `afər ] noun count ***
1. ) a statement in which you offer to give someone something if they want it:
offer of: the government's offer of financial aid
accept/take an offer: After thinking about it, I've decided to accept your offer.
turn down an offer (=refuse it): I said they could use my car, but they turned down the offer.
a job offer: I've had a few interviews, but no job offers yet.
a ) a price that you say you will pay for something:
We've accepted an offer of $250,000.
make someone an offer for/on something: Did he make you an offer for the bike?
b ) a statement in which you offer to do something:
the city's offer to build a new stadium
2. ) a special price that is lower than the usual price for something:
a half-price offer on all radios
an offer someone can't refuse INFORMAL
a very good offer
on offer BRITISH
1. ) available, for example for people to buy or use
2. ) being sold for a lower price for a short time
under offer BRITISH
if a house or apartment is under offer, someone has offered to buy it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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