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offer

noun [C]     /ˈɒf.ər/ US  /ˈɑː.fɚ/
A2 the act of asking if someone would like to have something or if they would like you to do something: "If you like I can do some shopping for you." "That's a very kind offer." I must say the offer of a weekend in Barcelona quite tempts me.informal One day I'll take you up on (= accept) that offer.Suggestions and proposals make an offer C2 (also put in an offer) to say officially that you would like to buy something, especially a house, at a particular price: They were asking £180,000 for the place, so I put in an offer of £170,000. I've made an offer on a house in the town centre.Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting property B1 a reduction in the usual price of sth, usually for a short period: This superb offer is available until the end of the month. on offer B2 available to be bought or used: We were amazed at the range of products on offer. on (special) offer B1 UK If goods in a shop are on (special) offer, they are being sold at a lower price than usual.Costing or worth little or no moneyValue and price decreases under offer UK If a house is under offer, someone has already suggested a particular price at which they would be willing to buy it.Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting property Grammar:OffersWhen we offer, we ask someone if they would like to have something or if they would like us to do something for them. We usually say yes, please or no, thanks when we reply to offers.See more
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