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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 ?
The ministry proffered various civil offices which yielded not only honor but profit; but he declined them all, with the chivalrous independence and loyalty that had marked his character through life.
To the latter therefore, the assistance, or rather connection that was proffered to him, seemed to produce a mutual advantage.
On the instant a score of the men who had declined to accompany him on the wild-goose chase were crowding about him with proffered gold-sacks.
was selling sociological articles to "Cosmopolitan" and "McClure's," had declined an associate editorship proffered me by telegraph from New York City, and was getting ready to marry.
Moreover, we are knights and soldiers as well as men of religion, and shame it were to us upon any pretence, to refuse proffered combat.
He had proffered one to the girl but she had refused, and thus they sat in silence for some time, the silence of the night ruffled occasionally by the faint crunching of padded feet upon the soft sands of the gorge's floor.
He declined a proffered present of tobacco, bought a case of stick tobacco from Van Horn, paying him five pounds for it, and insisted on having it sawed open so that he could fill his pipe.
He seated me, proffered a cigar, and with grave and obvious sincerity assured me of the pleasure that it gave him to meet me.
I grasped her proffered arm and together we crossed the plaza toward a large building on the far side.
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
She proffered it to Miss Reade and, as the latter took it into her singularly slender, beautiful hand, I saw a ring on her third finger.
Micawber accepted my proffered arm on one side, and the proffered arm of Traddles on the other, and walked away between us.