- 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 proffered
Both get electronics, but the proffered image for boys is a microphone; for girls, a radio.Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle
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The two Congressional leadership options, proffered by the major parties, are John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure
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Several explanations have been proffered for this damaging behavior.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace
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Sitting in his North Side office, he proffered old-fashioned, even quaint, ideas to gain influence.James Warren: Romney Attacks on Chicago Misguided
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The barbarians come, not wielding a rubber chicken, but on bended knee with a proffered rose.‘Ted’ Is Funny: So What Killed the Movie Comedy?
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Instead of laughing when she drew back from a proffered caress, he turned surly.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Mahommedans among them eagerly accepted the proffered food.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
"Cap'n Bob stopped it, sir," was sure to have been the proffered reply.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
At the final parting, too, she proffered me only her cheek to touch with my lips.In the Valley
She walked straight up to him and proffered him her flowers.Tiverton Tales
- (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 proffered
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