Of·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offered p. pr. & vb. n. Offering.]
1. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; to present in prayer or devotion; -- often with up.
Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement. --Ex. xxix. 36.
A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices. --1 Pet. ii. 5.
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. 12.
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; immolate.