- to put before a person for acceptance; offer.
- the act of proffering.
- an offer or proposal.
Origin of proffer
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1. volunteer, propose, suggest. See offer.
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Examples from the Web for proffer
Yet Ross and Makovsky proffer a deadline exactly as the missing ingredient to striking a deal.How Not To Negotiate With Iran
May 29, 2013
We proffer federally backed flood insurance at rates bearing no resemblance to the risks.If You Keep Paying for People to Build Things Where They Shouldn't, They'll Keep Doing It
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Let me end as I begun, with the proffer of my hand in grasp of yours extended.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Now to thee, my prince, I proffer them all, gladly give them.Beowulf
I do not proffer this hand to everybody; but you steal into my heart.The Contrast
But, if he was sincere, if he meant what he said, why did he not come again to proffer it?Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
He felt in a way obliged to proffer a word or two about the interview.The Prisoner
- (tr) to offer for acceptance; tender
- the act of proffering
C13: from Old French proffrir, from pro- 1 + offrir to offer
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Word Origin and History for proffer
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