- vt. 提供；出价；试图
- n. 提议；出价；意图；录取通知书
- vi. 提议；出现；献祭；求婚
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- offer: [OE] Latin offerre was a compound verb formed from the prefix ob- ‘to’ and ferre ‘bring, carry’ (a distant relative of English bear), and it meant ‘present, offer’. It was borrowed into Old English from Christian Latin texts as offrian, in the specific sense ‘offer up a sacrifice’; the more general spread of modern meanings was introduced via Old French offrir in the 14th century. The past participle of offerre was oblātus, from which English gets oblation .
=> bear, oblation
- offer (v.)
- Old English ofrian "to offer, show, exhibit, sacrifice, bring an oblation," from Latin offerre "to present, bestow, bring before" (in Late Latin "to present in worship"), from ob "to" (see ob-) + ferre "to bring, to carry" (see infer). The Latin word was borrowed elsewhere in Germanic: Old Frisian offria, Middle Dutch offeren, Old Norse offra. Non-religious sense reinforced by Old French offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre. Related: Offered; offering.
- offer (n.)
- early 15c., from Old French ofre "act of offering; offer, proposition" (12c.), verbal noun from offrir (see offer (v.)). The native noun formation is offering.
- 1. Slimming snacks that offer miraculous weight loss are a con.
- 2. Leningrad was the third alien city to offer him a surrogate home.
- 3. Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
- 4. I still think I have a bit more to offer.
- 5. You may feel unworthy of the attention and help people offer you.
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