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"offer" in British English

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offerverb

uk   /ˈɒf.ər/  us   /ˈɑː.fɚ/

offer verb (AGREE TO GIVE)

A2 [I or T] to ​ask someone if they would like to have something or if they would like you to do something: [+ two objects] I ​feelbad that I didn't offer them any ​food/offer any ​food to them. She was offered a ​job in Paris. Can I offer you (= would you like) a ​drink? "Would you ​sell me that ​painting?" "What are you offering (= what will you ​pay) for it?" [+ to infinitive] My ​father offered to take us to the ​airport. [+ speech] "I'll do the ​cooking," he offered. [T] (also offer up) to say a ​prayer or make a sacrifice (= an ​act of ​killing or giving up something) to a ​god: Dear ​Lord, we offer up ​ourprayers...
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offer verb (PROVIDE)

B1 [T] to ​provide or ​supply something: It's an ​organization that offers ​freelegaladvice to ​people on ​lowincomes. It says in the ​guide that this ​area offers some of the ​bestwalks in ​England. [+ two objects] We are now offering you the ​chance to ​buy the ​complete set of ​pans at ​halfprice. Did he offer any ​explanation for his ​strangebehaviour? It doesn't have much to offer as a ​town - ​itsshops are ​fairlypoor and there's only one ​cinema.
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offernoun [C]

uk   /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 ​help out." "That's a very ​kind offer." I must say the offer of two ​weeks in Hawaii is very ​tempting.informal One ​day I'll take you up on (= ​accept) that offer.make an offer C2 (also put in an offer) to say ​officially that you would like to ​buy something, ​especially a ​house, at a ​particularprice: They were ​asking €180,000 for the ​apartment, so I put in an offer of €170,000. I've made an offer on a ​house in Pine Banks.B1 a ​reduction in the ​usualprice of ​sth, usually for a ​shortperiod: Don't ​miss out on ​ourlatest offer.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 ​lowerprice than ​usual.under offer UK If a ​house is under offer, someone has already ​suggested a ​particularprice at which they would be ​willing to ​buy it.
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(Definition of offer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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offerverb

 us   /ˈɔ·fər, ˈɑf·ər/

offer verb (AGREE TO GIVE)

[I/T] to ​ask someone if he or she would like to have something or would like you to do something: [T] She was offered a new ​job. [T] Can I offer you (= Would you like) something to ​drink? [I] My ​father offered to take us to the ​airport.

offer verb (PROVIDE)

[T] to ​provide or ​supply something: The ​organization offers ​freelegaladvice to low-income ​people. He offered ​excuses but no ​realexplanation.
(Definition of offer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"offer" in Business English

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offerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɒfər/
to ​ask someone if they would like to have something or if they would like you to do something: offer sb sth They offered me a ​key role on the ​project.offer sb a job/promotion She was offered a ​job in Singapore but ​turned it down.offer sb a chance/opportunity The ​cableprovider offers advertisers the chance to ​buyads that ​run only in ​specificneighborhoods.offer sth to sb The ​airlinecompany offers ​cheapflights to ​airlinestaff.offer to do sth Some ​graindealers were offering to ​buycashgrain from ​farmers, but only at a ​discount.
to ​provide or ​supply a ​product or ​service: offer sb sth The ​package promises to offer ​customersevencheaperfinancialservices. We have decided to offer ​freetrials with ​retailers. The ​package offers 11 nights in Kenya from $1569 ​perperson.
to say that you will ​pay a particular ​amount of ​money for something: offer $20/£200/$2 million, etc. for sth All three ​prospectivebidders have ​indicated that they would offer about $1.1 ​billion for the ​company.offer sb sth He offered me ​lots of ​money for my ​car.
FINANCE to make ​shares, etc. ​available for ​sale: They are offering 6.4 million ​shares with an ​estimatedpricerange of $10-12.
to ​provide or have particular ​features or ​advantages: Future ​generations of ​products may offer ​improvedprice or ​performancefeatures. The ​group expects the new ​devices to be offered as ​standardequipment on ​vehicles.

offernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɒfər/
a ​situation in which someone ​asks if you would like to have something or if you would like them to do something: make (sb) an offer The ​company made me a ​job offer and I ​accepted it.take up/agree to/accept an offer I took up his offer of ​help with my ​presentation. reject/​turn down/​refuse an offer receive/get/have an offeran offer to do sth He ​refused all offers to ​negotiate. an offer of ​employment/​work/a ​job
an ​amount of ​money that someone is ​willing to ​pay for something: make (sb) an offer A Japanese ​investmentbank has already made an offer for the ​company.an offer for sth They are considering a $519m offer for the ​business.an offer of sth She ​turned down an offer of $2,000 a week to ​organize the ​conference. accept/consider/get an offer decline/​turn down/​refuse an offer The ​boardagreed the ​terms of a ​recommended cash offer of 42p ​pershare. They have ​indicated that if they had a good offer for their ​assets they would ​sell them. I'll give you $50, and that's my final offer.
PROPERTY an occasion when someone says they would like to ​buy a ​property at a particular ​price: We were ​ready to complete the ​deal when the ​seller got another, ​higher offer.make/put in an offer on sth They made an offer on a ​housedowntown. Several ​people have viewed the ​property, but no-one has put in an offer.
FINANCE an occasion when a ​company makes new ​sharesavailable for ​sale, or the ​number of ​shares offered : The $22.50-a-share offer to ADT ​shareholders is 12% more than ADT's ​closingprice yesterday.
MARKETING a ​reduction in the usual ​price of something, usually just for a ​shortperiod of ​time: a bargain/​introductory offer This superb offer is ​available for a ​minimum two-night ​stay until April 2.
on offer available to be ​bought, used, etc.: The ​freesavers' ​guide gives details of all of the different ​types of ​accounts on offer.
on (special) offer especially UK COMMERCE if ​goods in a ​store are on offer, they are being ​sold at a ​lowerprice than usual: Everything in the ​store is on offer for this week only.
open to offers willing to consider different ​amounts of ​money or other things that ​people are offering you: The ​agents say they are ​open to offers, but would expect the ​site to ​achieve a ​price in the ​region of $7 million. She is ​open to offers and has had several ​approaches from ​firms looking for ​salesmanagers.
under offer UK PROPERTY if a ​house is under offer, someone has already ​stated that they would like to ​buy it at a particular ​price: The ​estateagent told me the ​property was already under offer, and that my viewing had been ​cancelled.
(Definition of offer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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