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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
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proffer

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

proffer

[ˈprɒfəʳ] VT [+ gift] → ofrecer; [+ advice, help] → brindar, ofrecer; [+ congratulations] → dar
he proffered his handme/le alargó la mano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

proffer

[ˈprɒfər] vt
[+ hand] → tendre
[+ remark, explanation, advice] → faire; [+ apologies] → présenter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

proffer

vt arm, gift, drinkanbieten; apologies, thanks etcaussprechen; remarkmachen; suggestionvorbringen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

proffer

[ˈprɒfəʳ] vt (remark) → profferire; (hand) → porgere; (apologies) → porgere, presentare; (advice) → fornire
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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And thoff we not welcom be, Yit we behovyth to profer oure gle." (39.416-21) To be a minstrel is to be in the position of giving without having been asked, a generosity dependent on the reciprocal generosity of the listener.
Mindful that we were including about 15 punters, all wedged between us, in our conversation, some of whom would possibly know me as a Racing Post man, I wanted to profer a scientific analysis of the contest, with pie-charts and graphs if I'd had the room, showing just how Mike would secure his passage to Leger glory.
The method relies on a bijection between trees on n nodes and the encoding of a tree as a string--the well-known Profer code.
(21) Stiche, profer unguentum [...] statim ampullam nardi aperuit [sc.
This book does not pretend to profer scientific proof.