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OFFER (offer)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does offer mean? 

OFFER (noun)
  The noun OFFER has 3 senses:

1. the verbal act of offering
2. something offered (as a proposal or bid)
3. a usually brief attempt

  Familiarity information: OFFER used as a noun is uncommon.


OFFER (verb)
  The verb OFFER has 13 senses:

1. make available or accessible, provide or furnish
2. present for acceptance or rejection
3. agree freely
4. put forward for consideration
5. offer verbally
6. make available for sale
7. propose a payment
8. produce or introduce on the stage
9. present as an act of worship
10. mount or put up
11. make available; provide
12. ask (someone) to marry you
13. threaten to do something

  Familiarity information: OFFER used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFFER (noun)


Sense 1offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The verbal act of offering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

offer; offering

Context example:

a generous offer of assistance

Hypernyms ("offer" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)


Sense 2offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something offered (as a proposal or bid)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

offering; offer

Context example:

noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

Hypernyms ("offer" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "offer"):

contract offer (offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate)

twofer (an offer of two for the price of one)

olive branch; peace offering (something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace)

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

rights issue; rights offering (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)

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

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

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

bid; tender (a formal proposal to buy at a specified price)

counteroffer (an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer)

proposition (an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors))

marriage offer; marriage proposal; proposal; proposal of marriage (an offer of marriage)


Sense 3offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A usually brief attempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fling; go; offer; whirl; crack; pass

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("offer" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)


OFFER (verb)


Sense 1offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make available or accessible, provide or furnish

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offer"):

accost; hook; solicit (approach with an offer of sexual favors)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They offer cars to the tourists
They offer the tourists their cars


Sense 2offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present for acceptance or rejection

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

proffer; offer

Context example:

She offered us all a cold drink

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offer"):

give (proffer (a body part))

tender (make a tender of; in legal settlements)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Agree freely

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

volunteer; offer

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence examples:

They offer him to write the letter
They offer to move


Sense 4offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put forward for consideration

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

He offered his opinion

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

project; propose (present for consideration)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Offer verbally

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

offer; extend

Context examples:

extend my greetings / He offered his sympathy

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

give; pay (convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 6offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make available for sale

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

market (engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offer"):

put up (make available for sale at an auction)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propose a payment

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

bid; tender; offer

Context example:

The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

"Offer" entails doing...:

bargain; dicker (negotiate the terms of an exchange)

Domain category:

auction; auction sale; vendue (the public sale of something to the highest bidder)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offer"):

by-bid (bid on behalf of someone else)

subscribe (offer to buy, as of stocks and shares)

overbid (bid more than the object is worth)

underbid (bid too low)

outbid (bid higher than others)

underbid (bid lower than a competing bidder)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 8offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce or introduce on the stage

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The Shakespeare Company is offering 'King Lear' this month

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

bring on; bring out; produce (bring onto the market or release)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present as an act of worship

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

offer up; offer

Context example:

offer prayers to the gods

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

worship (attend religious services)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "offer"):

sacrifice (make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 10offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mount or put up

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put up; provide; offer

Context examples:

put up a good fight / offer resistance

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

engage; wage (carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make available; provide

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

extend; offer

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 12offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask (someone) to marry you

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

declare oneself; pop the question; propose; offer

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

request (ask (a person) to do something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 13offer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Threaten to do something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "offer" is one way to...):

threaten (to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to somebody


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