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noun [countable] offer pronunciation in American English /ˈɔfər/offer pronunciation in American English /ˈɑfər/
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  1. 1
    a statement in which you offer to give someone something if they want it
    offer of: the government’s offer of financial aid
    accept/take an offer: After thinking about it, I’ve decided to accept your offer.
    turn down an offer (=refuse it): I said they could use my car, but they turned down the offer.
    a job offer: I’ve had a few interviews, but no job offers yet.
    1. a.
      a price that you say you will pay for something
      We’ve accepted an offer of $250,000.
      make someone an offer for/on something: Did he make you an offer for the bike?
    2. b.
      a statement in which you offer to do something
      the city’s offer to build a new stadium
  2. 2
    a special price that is lower than the usual price for something
    a half-price offer on all radios



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