|v. t.||1.||To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; - often with up.|
|2.||To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; |
|3.||To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; |
|4.||To attempt; to undertake.|
|5.||To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; |
|6.||To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; |
|v. i.||1.||To present itself; to be at hand.|
|2.||To make an attempt; to make an essay or a trial; - used with at.|
|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.|
|3.||Attempt; endeavor; essay; |
|Noun||1.||offer - the verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"|
|2.||offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"|
|3.||offer - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"|
|Verb||1.||offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"|
|2.||offer - present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink"|
|3.||offer - agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"|
|4.||offer - put forward for consideration; "He offered his opinion"|
|5.||offer - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"|
|6.||offer - make available for sale; "The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week"|
|7.||offer - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"|
|8.||offer - produce or introduce on the stage; "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"|
|9.||offer - present as an act of worship; "offer prayers to the gods"|
Synonyms: offer up
|10.||offer - mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"|
|11.||offer - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"|
|12.||offer - ask (someone) to marry you; "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"|
|13.||offer - threaten to do something; "I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal"|
OFFER, contracts. A proposition to do a thing.
2. An offer ought to contain a right, if accepted, of compelling the fulfillment of the contract, and this right when not expressed, is always implied.
3. By virtue of his natural liberty, a man may change his will at any time, if it is not to the injury of another; he may, therefore, revoke or recall his offers, at any time before they have been accepted; and, in order to deprive him of this right, the offer must have been accepted on the terms in which it was made. 10 Ves. 438; 2 C. & P. 553.
4. Any qualification of, or departure from those terms, invalidates the offer, unless the same be agreed to by the party who made it. 4 Wheat. R. 225; 3 John. R. 534; 7 John. 470; 6 Wend. 103.
5. When the offer has been made, the party is presumed to be willing to enter into the contract for the time limited, and, if the time be not fixed by the offer, then until it be expressly revoked, or rendered nugatory by a contrary presumption. 6 Wend. 103. See 8 S. & R. 243; 1 Pick. 278; 10 Pick. 326; 12 John. 190; 9 Porter, 605; 1 Bell's Com. 326, 5th ed.; Poth. Vente, n. 32; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 577, et seq.; and see Acceptance of contracts; Assent; Bid.