proffer


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prof·fer

 (prŏf′ər)
tr.v. prof·fered, prof·fer·ing, prof·fers
To offer for acceptance; tender: "Mr. van der Luyden ... proffered to Newland low-voiced congratulations" (Edith Wharton).
n.
The act of proffering; an offer.

[Middle English profren, from Old French poroffrir, profrir : por-, forth (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + offrir, to offer (from Latin offerre; see offer).]

prof′fer·er n.

proffer

(ˈprɒfə)
vb
(tr) to offer for acceptance; tender
n
the act of proffering
[C13: from Old French proffrir, from pro-1 + offrir to offer]
ˈprofferer n

prof•fer

(ˈprɒf ər)

v.t.
1. to put before a person for acceptance; offer.
n.
2. the act of proffering.
3. an offer or proposal.
[1250–1300; Middle English profren < Anglo-French profrer, Old French poroffrir=por- pro-1 + offrir to offer]
prof′fer•er, n.

proffer


Past participle: proffered
Gerund: proffering

Imperative
proffer
proffer
Present
I proffer
you proffer
he/she/it proffers
we proffer
you proffer
they proffer
Preterite
I proffered
you proffered
he/she/it proffered
we proffered
you proffered
they proffered
Present Continuous
I am proffering
you are proffering
he/she/it is proffering
we are proffering
you are proffering
they are proffering
Present Perfect
I have proffered
you have proffered
he/she/it has proffered
we have proffered
you have proffered
they have proffered
Past Continuous
I was proffering
you were proffering
he/she/it was proffering
we were proffering
you were proffering
they were proffering
Past Perfect
I had proffered
you had proffered
he/she/it had proffered
we had proffered
you had proffered
they had proffered
Future
I will proffer
you will proffer
he/she/it will proffer
we will proffer
you will proffer
they will proffer
Future Perfect
I will have proffered
you will have proffered
he/she/it will have proffered
we will have proffered
you will have proffered
they will have proffered
Future Continuous
I will be proffering
you will be proffering
he/she/it will be proffering
we will be proffering
you will be proffering
they will be proffering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proffering
you have been proffering
he/she/it has been proffering
we have been proffering
you have been proffering
they have been proffering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proffering
you will have been proffering
he/she/it will have been proffering
we will have been proffering
you will have been proffering
they will have been proffering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proffering
you had been proffering
he/she/it had been proffering
we had been proffering
you had been proffering
they had been proffering
Conditional
I would proffer
you would proffer
he/she/it would proffer
we would proffer
you would proffer
they would proffer
Past Conditional
I would have proffered
you would have proffered
he/she/it would have proffered
we would have proffered
you would have proffered
they would have proffered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proffer - a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
proposal - something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
hint, intimation, breath - an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
touch, trace, ghost - a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
feeler, overture, advance, approach - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
Verb1.proffer - present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink"
give - proffer (a body part); "She gave her hand to her little sister"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
tender - make a tender of; in legal settlements

proffer

verb (Formal)
1. offer, hand over, present, extend, hold out He proffered a box of cigarettes.
2. suggest, propose, volunteer, submit, tender, propound They have not yet proffered an explanation of how the accident happened.

proffer

verb
To put before another for acceptance:
Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before.
noun
Something offered:
Translations

proffer

[ˈprɒfəʳ] VT [+ gift] → ofrecer; [+ advice, help] → brindar, ofrecer; [+ congratulations] → dar
he proffered his handme/le alargó la mano

proffer

[ˈprɒfər] vt
[+ hand] → tendre
[+ remark, explanation, advice] → faire; [+ apologies] → présenter

proffer

vt arm, gift, drinkanbieten; apologies, thanks etcaussprechen; remarkmachen; suggestionvorbringen

proffer

[ˈprɒfəʳ] vt (remark) → profferire; (hand) → porgere; (apologies) → porgere, presentare; (advice) → fornire
References in classic literature ?
Magua held out the wallet to the proffer of the other.
And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
This said, he sat; and expectation held His look suspence, awaiting who appeer'd To second, or oppose, or undertake The perilous attempt: but all sat mute, Pondering the danger with deep thoughts; & each In others count'nance red his own dismay Astonisht: none among the choice and prime Of those Heav'n-warring Champions could be found So hardie as to proffer or accept Alone the dreadful voyage; till at last SATAN, whom now transcendent glory rais'd Above his fellows, with Monarchal pride Conscious of highest worth, unmov'd thus spake.
Now, madame, nothing remains to me except to proffer my respectful homage," said Chatillon, who felt confused and ashamed beneath the stern gaze of Athos.
Also, Poles came around me to proffer their services, but I heeded none of them.
I find that I am not much to you; you do not need me; you do not feel me; then am I thrust out of doors, though you proffer me house and lands.
A machine that was too utterly and obviously done for even to proffer for hire, had nevertheless still capital value.
Casaubon did not proffer, and she turned to the window to admire the view.
And in his large, easy way, desirous of not inflicting hurt, knowing that to repulse this proffer of herself was to inflict the most grievous hurt a woman could receive, he folded his arms around her and held her close.
Then homeward all take off their sev'ral way; The youngling cottagers retire to rest: The parent-pair their secret homage pay, And proffer up to Heaven the warm request, That He who stills the raven's clam'rous nest, And decks the lily fair in flow'ry pride, Would, in the way His wisdom sees the best, For them and for their little ones provide; But, chiefly, in their hearts with grace divine preside.
Then the customer of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter.
The youthful warrior listened to the words, which came from the lips of the other with a force and simplicity that established their truth, and he bowed his head on his naked bosom, in testimony of the respect with which he met the proffer.