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verb (AGREE TO GIVE)    /ˈɒf.ər/ US  /ˈɑː.fɚ/
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 feel bad 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's offered to take us to the airport . [+ speech] "I'll do the cooking ," he offered. "I could help ." "No, it's all right , thanks ." "Well, don't say I didn't offer."Giving, providing and supplying [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 our prayers ...Religious ceremonies and prayers 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.
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