verb (used with object)
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Origin of proffer
Examples from the Web for proffer
Yet Ross and Makovsky proffer a deadline exactly as the missing ingredient to striking a deal.
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|Justin Green|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Prue was enraptured, and Horace was despatched to Jake with the proffer of a magnificent opportunity.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
A machine that was too utterly and obviously done for even to proffer for hire, had nevertheless still capital value.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells
They seldom improved any advantage,—hoping that the enemy, affected by it, would make a proffer of peace.
She disdainfully refused his proffer of assistance and mounted the pony.The Trail to Yesterday|Charles Alden Seltzer
In that way I cheerfully accept all the aid my friends find it convenient to proffer.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
Word Origin for proffer
"to offer," late 13c., from Anglo-French profrier (mid-13c.), Old French poroffrir (11c.), from por- "forth" (from Latin pro-; see pro-) + offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre (see offer (v.)). Related: Proffered; proffering. As a noun from late 14c.