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  • n  the verbal act of offering
    a generous offer of assistance
  • n  something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • n  a usually brief attempt
  • v  make available or accessible, provide or furnish
    The conference center offers a health spa
    The hotel offers private meeting rooms
  • v  present for acceptance or rejection
    She offered us all a cold drink
  • v  agree freely
    I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it
  • v  put forward for consideration
    He offered his opinion
  • v  offer verbally
    He offered his sympathy
  • v  make available for sale
    The stores are offering specials on sweaters this week
  • v  propose a payment
    The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
  • v  produce or introduce on the stage
    The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month
  • v  present as an act of worship
    offer prayers to the gods
  • v  mount or put up
    offer resistance
  • v  make available; provide
    The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages
  • v  ask (someone) to marry you
  • v  threaten to do something
    I offered to leave the committee if they did not accept my proposal

  • Despite Tehran's insistence it will not negotiate its disputed nuclear program, the Obama administration says it and five partner nations have accepted Iran's offer to hold talks.
  • John Kerry offers his service in Vietnam as proof that he can keep America safe.
  • What kind of subsidies would the government offer to low-income Americans and small businesses to help them buy insurance? Starting in 2013, the Federal Government would offer a .
News & Articles

  • Cermaq ASA : Cermaq continues process to deliver shareholder value. Receives NOK 6.2 billion offer for EWOS from ...
    The offer of NOK 6.2 billion implies an enterprise value of 10 times the market consensus EBIT for EWOS in 2013. Cermaq assesses this offer to be substantially higher than the implicit value of EWOS in ...
    June 17, 2013 - Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance
  • Master Gardeners to offer class on compost tea
    Hill Country Master Gardeners will offer a class on the benefits of compost tea and how to make a tea brewer from 10 a.m. to noon July 16 at the Kerr County AgriLife Extension Office on Highway 27.
    June 17, 2013 - Kerrville Daily Times
  • Universities offer partial Illinois pension fix
    Universities offer partial Illinois pension fix (AP) — Illinois university employees would pay more toward their pensions and receive annual retirement-pay increases tied to inflation in a reform plan the Senate president supports, a spokeswoman said Sunday. Rikeesha Phelon, spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, said Sunday the idea would get a committee hearing ...
    June 16, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
Quotes

  • Steve Ballmer in guardian.co.uk
    Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, said: "Despite our best efforts, including raising our bid by roughly $5bn, Yahoo has not moved toward accepting our offer. After careful consideration, we believe the economics demanded by Yahoo do not...
  • Hank Aaron in USA Today
    I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball's career home run leader. It is a great accomplishment which required skill, longevity and determination,Aaron said. "Throughout the past century, the home run...

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