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offer to

1. To suggest or propose doing something on behalf of someone or for someone's benefit. Jim offered to cook dinner because I wasn't feeling very well. She offered to speak to the boss to clear the issue up.
2. To suggest or propose giving to someone as a gift, favor, payment, compensation, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "offer" and "to." He offered $500 to me so that I wouldn't speak about the incident to the police or the media. I'm offering half my assets to my partner in exchange for full control over the intellectual property.
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offer something to someone (as something)

to propose giving something to someone as a gift, peace offering, payment, etc. They offered us a bunch of flowers as a peace offering. As an apology, I offered a gift to the hostess.
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For her, charity can best be sustained if there is joy in it and she is filled with joy every time she's able to offer something to a person in need.
"Working on projects like these is about building links with the University, in such a way that we are able to offer something to the students but they are also able to offer something to us."
"When trying to promote an active lifestyle it's important we offer something to get young people onto a healthy path," Mr Nelson said.
Bruce said: "I don't think I'm in a position at the moment, even with his contact running, to offer something to somebody who has a serious injury.
Each of us can offer something to help others, she said, and take a share of the responsibility for bringing outsiders in.
While we don't want to be Dickensian and force everyone to work surely it is in all our interests for people to offer something to the labour market.
"But we had to offer something to keep these kids going.
Now he wants a chance to make some small amends to the daughter scarred by his absence and crime, hoping to offer something to the ones he left behind.
In fact, a single aquatic facility has the potential to offer something to each member of the community.
Herman and Orofino made an effort "to have the club offer something to everyone, giving people who came here a number of different things to do, to encourage them to stay during the evening," Herman said.