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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Offer \Of"fer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Offering.] [OE. offren, AS. offrian to sacrifice, fr. L.
offerre; ob (see OB-) + ferre to bear, bring. The English
word was influenced by F. offrir to offer, of the same
origin. See 1st Bear.]
1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to
sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with
Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin
offering for atonement. --Ex. xxix.
A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.
--1 Pet. ii.
2. To bring to or before; to hold out to; to present for
acceptance or rejection; as, to offer a present, or a
bribe; to offer one's self in marriage.
I offer thee three things. --2 Sam. xxiv.
3. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to
suggest; as, to offer an opinion. With the infinitive as
an objective: To make an offer; to declare one's
willingness; as, he offered to help me.
4. To attempt; to undertake.
All that offer to defend him. --Shak.
5. To bid, as a price, reward, or wages; as, to offer a
guinea for a ring; to offer a salary or reward.
6. To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way;
to threaten; as, to offer violence, attack, etc.
Syn: To propose; propound; move; proffer; tender; sacrifice;
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "offered":
arbitrary, autonomous, discretional, discretionary, elective, free,
free will, gratuitous, independent, nonmandatory, optional,
proffered, self-acting, self-active, self-determined,
self-determining, spontaneous, unasked, unbesought, unbidden,
uncalled-for, uncoerced, uncompelled, unforced, uninfluenced,
uninvited, unpressured, unprompted, unrequested, unrequired,
unsolicited, unsought, voluntary, volunteer, willful
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