Offer and Refuse


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Offer verb – To put before another for acceptance or consideration.
Usage example: I offered my boss an alternative to the original plan, which would have required me to work overtime

Refuse is an antonym for offer in topics: provide, try, present, propose.
Nearby Words: offered, offering, offerer, offeree
Antonyms for Offer


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Refuse verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Offer is an antonym for refuse in deny topic.
Nearby Words: refused, refusal, refusing, refuser
Antonyms for Refuse
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How words are described

alien alien offer alien refuse
bad bad offer bad refuse
main main offer main refuse

Common collocations

help offer help refuse help
life offer life refuse life
sex offer sex refuse sex
service offer service refuse service
Other nouns: reward, chance, deal, hand, opportunity, time, way, challenge, money, food, gift, advice.

Both words in one sentence

  • Brain in a Jar Depending on what kind of game you played, or whether you take up one or other offer or refuse it and just let the counter run down, the game ending changes.
  • Whip It Good In A Song of Ice and Fire, one of the Dothraki weapons is the whip, and a silver-handled whip is a traditional gift at a Khal's wedding, given to his new bride, though she is expected to refuse and offer them to her new husband.
    Source: Whip It Good
  • In fact, Michael makes the offer in a confrontational and condescending way, almost forcing Greene to refuse it—which he does.
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