To make available; afford: The situation offers us the opportunity to learn more. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: offered me a drink. To put forward for consideration; propose: offer an opinion. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement: offered new statistics in order to facilitate the decision-making process. To present for sale. To provide; furnish: a hotel that offers conference facilities. To propose as payment; bid. To present as an act of worship: offer up prayers. To exhibit readiness or desire (to do something); volunteer: offered to carry the packages. To put up; mount: partisans who offered strong resistance to the invaders. To threaten: offered to leave without them if they didn't hurry. To produce or introduce on the stage: The repertory group is offering two new plays this season. To present an offering in worship or devotion. To make an offer or proposal, especially of marriage. To present itself: "This plan was dropped, because of its risk, and because a better offered\u201d ( T.E. Lawrence). The act of offering: an offer of assistance. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered. Law A proposal that if accepted constitutes a legally binding contract. The condition of being offered, especially for sale: thousands of bushels of wheat on offer. An attempt; a try. A show of intention.