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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).]
(tr) to offer for acceptance; tender
the act of proffering
[C13: from Old French proffrir, from pro-1 + offrir to offer]
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]
Past participle: proffered
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|Noun||1.||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)
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"
|Verb||1.||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