verb[with two objects]
- He said he hoped the people to whom the appeal's cash was offered would accept hand-outs in the spirit in which they were meant.
- It just said I was being considered and would I accept it if they offered it me.
- At present, most schools offer bursaries to children talented in music, sport or the arts.
- This act reminds me of a kindly uncle who offers to read the children a bedtime story, and chooses Dracula.
- Two men driving a blue Transit van with ladders on its roof called to the home of the elderly couple offering to fix their guttering.
- After demolishing theirs, it became apparent that ours was in a perilous condition and he very kindly offered to help remedy the situation.
- Still, in the run-up to Christmas it can be useful to be offered unsolicited products for sale.
- Refreshments will be available, and plants will be offered for sale.
- It offered the finest decor available when it opened in 1977 and has changed little since.
- Digitization offered new opportunities to providing access to these collections.
- We will also be offering opportunities for further career training for some of the young people.
- It is a highly rewarding career, offering unlimited opportunities but requires a high degree of commitment, dedication and hard work.
- If our prayer is offered up in full faith, we are assured, that it will be efficacious.
- On the next day when he offered the prayer they all offered it up with him and it was again talked about on the following morning.
- In order to calm a sea monster that hid on the bottom of the sea, a girl was offered up as a sacrifice each year.
- Iraqi tanks came under withering fire, and Iraqi troops once again offered little resistance.
- In the gorge the remnants of the Taliban lines offered little resistance.
- Rosenborg should, on the face of it, offer little resistance to Madrid's progress to the quarter-finals.
- James, refusing the advice of his senior staff to withdraw to the Shannon, offered William battle.
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- She is holding out accepting the job offer to see if she likes it.
- Many of the rest accepted the offer of amnesty offered to those who surrendered within twenty-four hours.
- At present this information is found out by would-be purchasers after their offer to buy a home has been accepted.
- The current offer would not see drivers lose any money despite the reduced hours.
- The current salary offers are among the lowest in the current wage round.
- No one is revealing the exact amount of the offers, but rumours suggest that they are around $500,000.
- Increased competition between the three mobile operators has led to greater prices and special offers in recent years.
- The figures were for regular shelf prices, with special offers excluded.
- So it's no surprise to see every major player in the market touting special offers.
- The story concerns two cousins, Laura and Janette, who consider two offers of marriage extended to Laura.
- So he sighed and resigned himself to signing many autographs and tactfully declining many offers of marriage.
- How many offers of marriage and just sailing off into the sunset had she received, yet she couldn't just up and leave her family.
Old English offrian 'sacrifice (something) to a deity', of Germanic origin, from Latin offerre 'bestow, present' (in ecclesiastical Latin 'offer to God'), reinforced by French offrir (which continued to express the primary sense). The noun ( late Middle English) is from French offre.
have something to offer
- Have something available to be used or appreciated.More example sentences
- Amazingly the city, while not having a lot to offer, was just how I remembered it.
- We may not be as educated or experienced as our teachers or parents or politicians, but we have lots to offer.
- Many people do not go to museums because they have an image of them being boring, but in fact they have lots to offer.
offer one's hand
- Extend one’s hand to be shaken as a sign of friendship.More example sentences
- At the end of the session we bowed, as everyone does, and he offered his hand for me to shake, which I did.
- Before I knew it I was walking over to her and offering my hand for her to shake.
- ‘Hello Mr. and Mrs. Parker,’ Will said offering his hand to shake.
- Available: the number of permanent jobs on offer is relatively smallMore example sentences
- In Britain it is a few hundred pounds and that can be quickly withdrawn if you don't accept one of the jobs on offer.
- He and the other sporting figures will tell young people about the wealth of jobs on offer in sport.
- The event organised by the Department of Tourism had the right mix of fare on offer.
open to offers
- Willing to sell something or do a job for a reasonable price.More example sentences
- Some developers do not formally cut prices or give incentives, but are open to offers.
- The agents say they are open to offers but would expect the entire site to achieve a price in the region of £7 million.
- It's been on the market for a while now so we are open to offers.
offerer (or offeror)
- More example sentences
- The premium is significantly below that which we would normally expect where an offeror is intending to privatise or increase its controlling stake in a listed company.
- This applies regardless of whether or not the identity of the offeror has been disclosed in the aforementioned announcement, he said.
- If, for example, the offeror becomes insolvent during that time, they've got your shares and you don't get the money.