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offer the olive branch (to someone)

To extend an offer or gesture of peace, reconciliation, truce, etc. (to someone), so as to end a disagreement or dispute. (Can also be formulated as "offer someone the olive branch.") The conservatives in Congress seem to be offering the olive branch to Democrats on the issue of raising the debt ceiling. If you find yourself in a spat with a friend, try to be the bigger person and be the one to offer the olive branch. I was still hurt by the way my parents had lied to me, but I decided to offer them the olive branch at Christmas.
See also: branch, offer, olive

offer an olive branch (to someone)

To extend an offer or gesture of peace, reconciliation, truce, etc. (to someone), so as to end a disagreement or dispute. (Can also be formulated as "offer someone an olive branch.") The conservatives in Congress seem to be offering an olive branch to Democrats on the issue of raising the debt ceiling. If you find yourself in a spat with a friend, try to be the bigger person and be the one to offer an olive branch. I was still hurt by the way my parents had lied to me, but I decided to offer them an olive branch at Christmas.
See also: branch, offer, olive

peace offering

An item or gesture extended to another person to express remorse or forgiveness. After they had their first big argument, Mark brought Monica a box of her favorite chocolate as a peace offering.
See also: offering, peace

offer (something) up (to someone or something)

To give or submit something as an offering. The fact that you're expected to offer money up alongside one's prayer and devotion makes be a bit dubious of that church. The restaurant offers up some of the best steak money can buy. We're offering up exclusive deals to our VIP members this weekend at shops across the country.
See also: offer, someone, up

offer for (one) to (do something)

To suggest that one do something that would likely be beneficial or advantageous to one. I offered for her to move in with me so she wouldn't have to pay rent while she waited for her house to be repaired, but she said she wasn't ready for that just yet. Instead of letting him go outright, they offered for him to take a lower-paying position instead.
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offer (something) for (something)

To propose that something or some amount of money be given in exchange for something else. They only offered me $200 for my car! I'm offering this brand new scooter for your bike—that's a great deal for you!
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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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a ˈpeace offering

a present that you give to somebody to show that you are sorry for something or want to make peace after an argument: He left her chocolates as a peace offering, hoping that she would forgive him.
See also: offering, peace
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Issuing stock, debt or other securities to investors in a public offering involves registering the securities and the company with the SEC, thus subjecting the company to extensive disclosure and corporate governance requirements imposed by law (including the recent Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and related rules).
The Business Centre counts with highly trained multilingual staff offering state-of-the-art equipment.
The premiums credit card marketers are offering run the gamut from calculators to a pound of Godiva chocolate.
The fact is that the work of human hands results in a very special bread, specifically defined and made for the purpose, and it is a very special offering, in truth Christ's very own.
The Reebok line is also unique in offering specifically designed accessories for women (gloves, watches, eyewear, etc.) in softball, cycling, and soccer.
Citigroup, and with respect to the notes issued by Associates, Citigroup and Associates are offering to purchase notes of the series set forth in the table below (each offer with respect to any series set forth in the table below, an "Offer" and, collectively, the "Offers").
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OPUS is proud to introduce the Alumni Advantage program, a unique opportunity for alumni associations to serve its membership and generate fundraising opportunities by offering excellent financial terms to consolidate its members' educational loan debt.
You can he "offering" your services as a Broker of the year and dazzling this owner with your brilliance or, you can actually have an offer from a potential purchaser who just so happens to need to buy that particular property.
A study I did showed that, of those offering renewal premiums, the timing broke down like this:
Sheldon Good & Company, the nation's largest real estate auction company, has announced the largest single-day offering of "trophy homes" and estate home sites in a multi-property auction of assets in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
A combined analysis of "years as a CPA" and "time providing PFP services" suggests most CPAs offering such services had been licensed for a substantial period of time, indicating a willingness on the part of veteran CPAs to meet clients' needs in a changing market.