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1‘the manager is always at hand to offer advice and information’
provide, put forward, give, proffer, present, extend, suggest, recommend, propose, propound, advance, submit, tender, render, come up with
withdraw, refuse, withhold
2‘a local man offered to help’
volunteer, volunteer one's services, be at someone's disposal, be at someone's service, make oneself available, present oneself, come forward, step forward, show willing
3‘the product is offered at a very competitive price’
put up for sale, put on the market, sell, market, make available, put under the hammer, ask for bids for
4‘he offered $200’
bid, tender, put in a bid of, put in an offer of
5‘a job offering good career prospects’
provide, afford, supply, give, furnish, present, give an opportunity for, purvey, make available, hold out
6‘she offered no resistance when he kissed her firmly on the lips’
attempt, try, give, show, express
7‘the birds were occasionally offered to the gods’
sacrifice, offer up, immolate, give
8‘he distinguished himself whenever an occasion offered’
occur, present itself, arrive, appear, happen, show itself
1‘sympathetic offers of help’
proposal, proposition, suggestion, submission, approach, overture
2‘the government rejected the highest offer’
bid, tender, bidding price
on sale, up for sale, on the market, purchasable, available, obtainable, to be had
on the block
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