offer to

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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I am only one of the masters employed in the school; but I don't think--let me say, I hope I am not guilty of presumption--if I offer to be of some small service to one of my pupils--"
But one refuge; I could still offer to her the sacrifice of myself.
I could offer to lend the scoundrel the money that he wanted at an hour's notice, and he was the man to accept my proposal quite as easily as I could make it.
If the best he that wears a head was for to go for to offer to say such an affronting word to me, I would never give him my company afterwards, if there was another young man in the kingdom.
The man that had the lance or dart did not fly from them, but the rest did; however, as the two creatures ran directly into the water, they did not offer to fall upon any of the negroes, but plunged themselves into the sea, and swam about, as if they had come for their diversion; at last one of them began to come nearer our boat than at first I expected; but I lay ready for him, for I had loaded my gun with all possible expedition, and bade Xury load both the others.
I told him he had been so generous to me in everything that I could not offer to make any price of the boat, but left it entirely to him: upon which he told me he would give me a note of hand to pay me eighty pieces of eight for it at Brazil; and when it came there, if any one offered to give more, he would make it up.
I know nothing o' your offering or o' my taking it ill," said the Squire, whose memory consisted in certain strong impressions unmodified by detail; "but I know, one while you seemed to be thinking o' marrying, and I didn't offer to put any obstacles in your way, as some fathers would.
That would be a good scheme," said Elizabeth, "if you were sure that they would not offer to send her home.
Informed of this objection later in the day, the manager regretted that he could only offer to the lady the choice of one other bedchamber, numbered Thirty-eight, and situated immediately over the bedchamber which she desired to leave.
NASDAQ: CMLS) announced today that it has commenced its previously announced modified "Dutch auction" tender offer in which the Company will offer to purchase up to 11.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
NASDAQ: CMLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a modified "Dutch auction" tender offer in which the Company will offer to purchase up to 11.
Simultaneously with the Offer and pursuant to an exchange offer memorandum dated April 20, 2006 (the "Exchange Offer Memorandum"), the Issuer had been inviting and continues to invite holders of bonds outside the United States (subject to the other offer restrictions set out below) to offer to exchange the bonds (the "Exchange Offer") for Sterling-denominated Perpetual Guaranteed Subordinated Capital Securities (the "New Notes").
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated April 20, 2006, payment of the Total Consideration for bonds validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Participation Payment Deadline will be made promptly after the Early Participation Payment Deadline if such bonds have been accepted for purchase (the date of such initial payment being the "Initial Payment Date").
The Supervisory Board and the Management Board therefore fully support the Offer and unanimously recommend the Offer to the Shareholders for acceptance.