Offer

Definition of Offer

Of´fer
v. t.1.To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; - often with up.
[imp. & p. p. Offered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Offering.]
Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement.
- Ex. xxix. 36.
A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.
- 1 Pet. ii. 5.
2.To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage.
I offer thee three things.
- 2 Sam. xxiv. 12.
3.To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me.
4.To attempt; to undertake.
All that offer to defend him.
- Shak.
5.To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
6.To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
v. i.1.To present itself; to be at hand.
The occasion offers, and the youth complies.
- Dryden.
2.To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; - used with at.
He would be offering at the shepherd's voice.
- L'Estrange.
I will not offer at that I can not master.
- Bacon.
n.1.The act of offering, bringing forward, proposing, or bidding; a proffer; a first advance.
2.That which is offered or brought forward; a proposal to be accepted or rejected; a sum offered; a bid.
When offers are disdained, and love denied.
- Pope.
3.Attempt; endeavor; essay; as, he made an offer to catch the ball.

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