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Definition 1: a usually brief attempt - [noun denoting act]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a crack at it
  • I gave it a whirl

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 2: something offered (as a proposal or bid) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of offer ) something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace

(... is a kind of offer ) a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising

"they are having a special on pork chops"

(... is a kind of offer ) an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later

"the investment banker who handles a rights offering usually agrees to buy any shares not bought by shareholders"

(... is a kind of offer ) the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

(... is a kind of offer ) an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both

(... is a kind of offer ) a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise

"a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision"

(... is a kind of offer ) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

(... is a kind of offer ) an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer

(... is a kind of offer ) an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)

(... is a kind of offer ) an offer of marriage

(... is a kind of offer ) offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate

(... is a kind of offer ) an offer of two for the price of one

Definition 3: the verbal act of offering - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a generous offer of assistance

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

Definition 4: put forward for consideration - [verb of cognition]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He offered his opinion

(offer is a kind of ...) present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

"He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism" "She proposed a new theory of relativity" "The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer"

Definition 5: threaten to do something - [verb of communication]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal

(offer is a kind of ...) to utter intentions of injury or punishment against

"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

Definition 6: ask (someone) to marry you - [verb of communication]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he popped the question on Sunday night
  • she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
  • The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

Definition 7: produce or introduce on the stage - [verb of perception]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month

(offer is a kind of ...) bring onto the market or release

"produce a movie" "bring out a book" "produce a new play"

Definition 8: present for acceptance or rejection - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She offered us all a cold drink

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of offer ) proffer (a body part)

"She gave her hand to her little sister"

(... is a kind of offer ) make a tender of; in legal settlements

Definition 9: propose a payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of offer ) bid on behalf of someone else

(... is a kind of offer ) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

"The broker subscribed 500 shares"

(... is a kind of offer ) bid more than the object is worth

(... is a kind of offer ) bid too low

(... is a kind of offer ) bid higher than others

(... is a kind of offer ) bid lower than a competing bidder

(offer implies ...) negotiate the terms of an exchange

"We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

(offer belongs to category ...) the public sale of something to the highest bidder

Definition 10: make available or accessible, provide or furnish - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The conference center offers a health spa
  • The hotel offers private meeting rooms

(offer is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of offer ) approach with an offer of sexual favors

"he was solicited by a prostitute" "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

Definition 11: make available for sale - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week

(offer is a kind of ...) engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of

"The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

(... is a kind of offer ) make available for sale at an auction

"The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction"

Definition 12: offer verbally - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extend my greetings
  • He offered his sympathy

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

"Don't pay him any mind" "give the orders" "Give him my best regards" "pay attention"

(offer has a similar meaning as ...) make available; provide

"extend a loan" "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

Definition 13: make available; provide - [verb of possession]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extend a loan
  • The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(offer has a similar meaning as ...) offer verbally

"extend my greetings" "He offered his sympathy"

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She volunteered to drive the old lady home
  • I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put up a good fight
  • offer resistance

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

Definition 16: present as an act of worship - [verb of stative]

Samples where offer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offer prayers to the gods

Synonyms for offer in the sense of this definition

(offer is a kind of ...) attend religious services

"They worship in the traditional manner"

(... is a kind of offer ) make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

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