offeroffer2 ●●● S2 W1 noun [countable] 1 OFFERa statement saying that you are willing to do something for someone or give them somethingoffer of I can’t turn down the offer of a free trip to Milan!offer to do something His offer to resign will be accepted.2 OFFERan amount of money that you are willing to pay for something Will you accept their offer?make (somebody) an offer (for/on something) (=offer a particular amount of money for something) Within 20 minutes they were prepared to make us an offer. The company made an offer of $5 million for the site.a generous/good offer ‘I’ll be interested if Newcastle make me a good offer, ’ said the 25-year-old striker.be open to offers (=be ready to consider people’s offers and lower your original price) We’re asking £2,500, but we’re open to offers. → o.n.o.3 BBTCOSTa reduction of the price of something in a shop for a short time → discount All special offers advertised in this brochure are subject to availability.offer on There’s a free offer on orders over £45. To take advantage of this offer (=buy something at the reduced price), complete the attached forms.4 → on offer5 → under offerCOLLOCATIONSverbsaccept an offer (=say yes to it)Are you going to accept their offer?take up an offer/take somebody up on their offer British English (=accept someone's offer)I might take him up on his offer.turn down/refuse/reject/decline an offer (=say no to it)She declined the offer of a lift.get/receive an offerHe received the offer of a place at Cambridge University.withdraw an offerThey suddenly withdrew their offer at the last minute.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + offera job offerI still did not have a formal job offer.a kind/generous offerWe are grateful for your kind offer.They were surprised by his generous offer to let them stay at his place.phrasesan offer of help/support/friendship etcAny offers of help would be appreciated.I appreciate your offer (=I am grateful for it – used especially when politely refusing someone's offer)I appreciate your offer, but I don’t need any help.
Examples from the Corpusoffer• He retired from the Navy in 1979 to accept an offer to be president of the Citadel military college in South Carolina.• Pan Am accepted an offer to sell its African and Asian routes.• It was an offer which many women of good family in the area would have been delighted to accept.• Candidates offering a range of subjects, rather than all Maths/Science subjects are more likely to receive offers for certain courses.• How could you refuse such a fantastic offer?• I'll sell the car if I get a good offer.• The management offer involves a lump sum payment of £300 and a pay rise of about £8 a week from next July.• Our offer pack contains three of these hangers.• Since the story ran in local papers, the family has received several offers of help.• This time the offer is believed to have been advanced to £5m.• Should people take advantage of this offer?offer to do something• He gets out of bed, offers to dress first, then leave, before Ishmael gets up.• She seemed relieved when he turned down her offer to come live with them.• Substantial rewards were on offer to turn the rioters in to authorities.• What does Lacanian psychoanalysis offer to feminist psychologists?• She was the soul of unselfishness, as her ready offer to vacate her bedroom had shown yet again.• She refused the porter's offer to crack open the bottle, and settled herself for a long wait.• A few of the offers to made during the first trading session have already been publicised.a generous/good offer• At the very least he could have telephoned and explained that he'd been made a better offer.• But they made a good offer.• With such a generous offer, it is easy to overlook the small print.• A resolution passed by the Democrat-controlled House 27 votes to 13 advises Exxon to renegotiate and come up with a better offer.take advantage ... offer• During an air-fare war, you may get the cheapest fare by taking advantage of this offer.• Several organizations and individuals have taken advantage of the offer.• If you would be interested in taking advantage of this offer contact.• Should people take advantage of this offer?• Your are strongly advised to take advantage of this offer for your benefit and security.• Be prepared to take advantage of offers that come your way, especially if they concern a friend or relative.• Customers needed to receive catalogs in sufficient time to take advantage of these offers.• To take advantage of this offer please complete the attached forms.