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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).
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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