- 1[transitive, intransitive] to say that you are willing to do something for someone or give something to someone offer (something) Josie had offered her services as a guide. He offered some useful advice. I don't think they need help, but I think I should offer anyway. offer something (to somebody) (for something) He offered $4,000 for the car. They are offering a reward for the return of their cat. They decided to offer the job to Jo. offer somebody something They decided to offer Jo the job. I gratefully took the cup of coffee she offered me. Taylor offered him 500 dollars to do the work. offer to do something The kids offered to do the dishes. + speech “I'll do it,” she offered.
- 2[transitive] offer something to make something available or to provide the opportunity for something The hotel offers excellent facilities for families. The job didn't offer any prospects for promotion. He did not offer any explanation for his behavior.
- 3[transitive] offer something/somebody (up) (to somebody) (formal) to give something to God We offered up our prayers for the men's safe return. Idioms
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NAmE//ˈɔfər//, NAmE//ˈɑfər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they offer
,he / she / it offers
,past simple offered
,-ing form offering
to have something available that someone wants Orlando has a lot to offer visitors in the way of entertainment. a young man with a great deal to offer (= who is intelligent, has many skills, etc.)
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to hold out your hand for someone to shake
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