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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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He said our promises to God Almighty and mankind must be fulfilled without any hesitations, 'for we must always go by our promises without considering any factors,' adding that once we pledge to offer something to someone, we should be able to fulfill it in order to receive more blessings from God.
"If you have the ability to offer something to someone, you have the responsibility to offer it whenever you can."