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make overtures about doing something

to give hints about something; to present or suggest ideas. The company made overtures about hiring me. Tom is making overtures about inviting us to his country home next month.
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make ˈovertures (to somebody)

try to make friends, start a business relationship, have discussions, etc. with somebody: On my first day at work everyone made friendly overtures.If we want to stay in business I think we ought to start making overtures to the bank manager!
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The executive management team at Overture Financial represents some of the best talent in the wealth management industry," said Mr.
Overture Financial assembles global asset management platforms that financial institutions can use to invest their own capital, or that of their clients.
It remains to be seen what kind of revenue Overture will bring in in future.
Under terms of the deal, which Yahoo officials said should become final in the fourth quarter of this year, Sunnyvale-based Yahoo will give Overture shareholders 0.
The overture further states that the 123rd General Assembly dismissed discussion on this issue in the belief that it was under litigation which, according to the overture, "was, always has been and continues to be untrue.
The foundation of this growth is a team of Overture employees that are relentlessly focused on our customers' success.
Overture Networks is honored that TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY has named both the ISG 4800 and ISG 400 as 2010 Products of the Year," said Jeff Reedy, CEO for Overture Networks.
Yahoo said the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has expired, leaving a vote at the Overture shareholders' meeting, scheduled for October 7, as the last remaining condition for the deal to close.
Completed in 1814, Ludwig van Beethoven`s ``Name Day Overture,'' was an original work that included a musical tribute to German poet Friedrich Schiller.
Carriers are looking for ways to better serve the needs of all customers, including those who require reliable high bandwidth services but can't connect directly to the optical network due to physical or geographical barriers, or other gating factors," said Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing, Overture Networks.
Starz, LLC, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Glenn Curtis said, "This structure will provide Overture with all the financing it needs to move ahead with production of 8-12 major motion pictures a year.
T-Online dropped Overture in favor of Google on August 7, an Overture spokesperson said.
The catch was that it had to incorporate all of the advanced service features and powerful management capabilities of our other EoC and optical products," said Vijay Raman, vice president product management and marketing, Overture.
The combination of Overture's multi-manager capabilities, Vestmark's innovative software solutions, and Societe Generale's globe-spanning back-office operations creates an unrivaled platform for wealth managers and institutional investors," said Mohammad Baki, President of Overture and former executive of Merrill Lynch's Global Private Client division where he headed the Offshore Managed Assets Group.
2 for the Overture 239, 400, 500, 600, 4000, and 6100 product lines.