offer (v.)
dare, presume, venture
2H4 IV.i.217.1[Hastings to Archbishop, of King Henry IV] his power, like to a fangless lion, / May offer, but not hold
KJ IV.ii.94[Salisbury to King John, of Arthur's death] 'tis shame / That greatness should so grossly offer it
TC II.iii.61[Thersites to Achilles] Agamemnon is a fool to offer to command Achilles
TS V.i.56[Tranio as Lucentio to Vincentio, of Biondello] what are you that offer to beat my servant?
WT IV.iv.773[Autolycus to Clown, of the Shepherd] to offer to have his daughter come into grace
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