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1 to put before another for acceptance or consideration

  • I offered my boss an alternative to the original plan, which would have required me to work overtime

2 to set before the mind for consideration

  • offered the idea of a vacation at a beach resort in the Caribbean

3 to bring before the public in performance or exhibition

  • a summer theater offering a full schedule of musicals to the vacationing public

4 to give up as an offering to a god

  • when fruits, flowers, or crops are offered, the offering is known as a bloodless sacrifice


noun1 an effort to do or accomplish something

  • made the usual halfhearted offer to grab the check before his dinner companion could

2 something which is presented for consideration

  • a job offer that I couldn’t refuse