DJ音标发音： [ˈɔ:fə, ˈɔfə]
KK音标发音： [ˈɔfɚ, ˈɑfɚ]
1. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer:
offered me a drink.
2. To put forward for consideration; propose:
offer an opinion.
3. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement:
offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process.
4. To present for sale.
5. To provide; furnish:
a hotel that offers conference facilities.
6. To propose as payment; bid.
7. To present as an act of worship:
offer up prayers.
8. To exhibit readiness or desire to do; volunteer:
offered to carry the packages.
9. To put up; mount:
partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders.
10. To threaten:
offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry.
11. To produce or introduce on the stage:
The repertory group is offering two new plays this season.
12. To present an offering in worship or devotion.
13. To make an offer or a proposal, especially of marriage.
14. To present itself:
“This plan was dropped, because of its risk, and because a better offered”(TE Lawrence)
15. The act of offering:
an offer of assistance.
16. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered.
17. Law A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract.
18. The condition of being offered, especially for sale:
thousands of bushels of wheat on offer.
19. An attempt; a try.
20. A show of intention.
21. Middle English offren
22. from Old English offrian [to present in worship]
源自 古英语 offrian [供奉]
23. and from Old French offrir [to propose, present]
并源自 古法语 offrir [提出，提给]
24. both from Latin offerre [to present, offer]
都源自 拉丁语 offerre [提出，给]
26. ferre [to bring] * see bher- 1
ferre [来] *参见 bher- 1
27. These verbs are compared as they mean to put before another for acceptance or rejection.
28. Offer is the basic general term in this group:
the hostess offered us a cup of coffee.
Many department stores offer television sets.
I offered him some money for his help.
“She offered no response” (Arnold Bennett).
29. Proffer implies voluntary action motivated especially by courtesy or generosity:
“Mr. van der Luyden . . . proffered to Newland low-voiced congratulations” (Edith Wharton). To tender is to offer formally; it may connote polite observance of amenities:
“范·德·卢伊顿先生…向新大陆表示了低声的祝贺” （伊迪丝·华顿）。Tender 是正式地给予， 暗含对事物的礼貌的遵从：
She tendered her respects.
The chief of staff is expected to tender his resignation this week.
30. Present suggests formality and often a measure of ceremony:
The impresario will present an expanded series of concerts next season.
The ambassador presented her credentials to the monarch.
“A footman entered, and presented . . . some mail on a silver tray” (Winston Churchill).