proffer

[ prof-er ]
/ ˈprɒf ər /

verb (used with object)

to put before a person for acceptance; offer.

noun

the act of proffering.
an offer or proposal.

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Origin of proffer

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English profren, from Anglo-French profrer, variant of Old French poroffrir, equivalent to por-pro-1 + offriroffer

synonym study for proffer

1. See offer.

OTHER WORDS FROM proffer

prof·fer·er, nounun·prof·fered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proffer

proffer
/ (ˈprɒfə) /

verb

(tr) to offer for acceptance; tender

noun

the act of proffering

Derived forms of proffer

profferer, noun

Word Origin for proffer

C13: from Old French proffrir, from pro- 1 + offrir to offer
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