Offer Of"fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Offered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Offering}.] [OE. offren, {AS}. offrian to sacrifice, fr. L. offerre; ob (see {OB-}) + ferre to bear, bring. The English word was influenced by F. offrir to offer, of the same origin. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement. --Ex. xxix. 36. [1913 Webster]

A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. --1 Pet. ii. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a bribe; to offer one's self in marriage. [1913 Webster]

I offer thee three things. --2 Sam. xxiv. 12. [1913 Webster]

3. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's willingness; as, he offered to help me. [1913 Webster]

4. To attempt; to undertake. [1913 Webster]

All that offer to defend him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward. [1913 Webster]

6. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To propose; propound; move; proffer; tender; sacrifice; immolate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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