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English noun: offer

1. offer (communication) the verbal act of offering


SamplesA generous offer of assistance.


Synonymsoffering


Broader (hypernym)speech act

2. offer (communication) something offered (as a proposal or bid)


SamplesNoteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds.


Synonymsoffering


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)bid, contract offer, counteroffer, marriage offer, marriage proposal, olive branch, peace offering, proposal, proposal of marriage, proposition, prospectus, reward, rights issue, rights offering, special, tender, tender offer, twofer

3. offer (act) a usually brief attempt


SamplesHe took a crack at it.
I gave it a whirl.


Synonymscrack, fling, go, pass, whirl


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


English verb: offer

1. offer (possession) make available or accessible, provide or furnish


SamplesThe conference center offers a health spa.
The hotel offers private meeting rooms.


ExamplesThey offer cars to the tourists, They offer the tourists their cars


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)accost, hook, solicit

2. offer (possession) present for acceptance or rejection


SamplesShe offered us all a cold drink.


Synonymsproffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)give, tender

3. offer (social) agree freely


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


ExamplesThey offer him to write the letter, They offer to move


Synonymsvolunteer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. offer (cognition) put forward for consideration


SamplesHe offered his opinion.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)project, propose

5. offer (possession) offer verbally


SamplesExtend my greetings.
He offered his sympathy.


Synonymsextend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, pay


Verb groupextend, offer

6. offer (possession) make available for sale


SamplesThe stores are offering specials on sweaters this week.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)market


Narrower (hyponym)put up

7. offer (possession) propose a payment


SamplesThe Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting.


Synonymsbid, tender


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)by-bid, outbid, overbid, subscribe, underbid, underbid


Entailbargain, dicker


Domain categoryauction, auction sale, vendue

8. offer (perception) produce or introduce on the stage


SamplesThe Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring on, bring out, produce

9. offer (stative) present as an act of worship


SamplesOffer prayers to the gods.


Synonymsoffer up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)worship


Narrower (hyponym)sacrifice

10. offer (social) mount or put up


SamplesPut up a good fight.
Offer resistance.


Synonymsprovide, put up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)engage, wage

11. offer (possession) make available; provide


SamplesExtend a loan.
The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages.


Synonymsextend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Verb groupextend, offer

12. offer (communication) ask (someone) to marry you


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsdeclare oneself, pop the question, propose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)request

13. offer (communication) threaten to do something


SamplesI offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)threaten









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