verb (used with object)
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Origin of proffer
Examples from the Web for proffered
Both get electronics, but the proffered image for boys is a microphone; for girls, a radio.
The two Congressional leadership options, proffered by the major parties, are John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure|Jack Abramoff|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several explanations have been proffered for this damaging behavior.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace|Matt Lerner|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sitting in his North Side office, he proffered old-fashioned, even quaint, ideas to gain influence.
The barbarians come, not wielding a rubber chicken, but on bended knee with a proffered rose.
The invitation was proffered, and Samuel Lynn did not see reason to decline it.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
He refused no one his assistance, declined no one's proffered gifts.Rabbi and Priest|Milton Goldsmith
And he proffered his right hand, Earth fashion, toward Mason!The Women-Stealers of Thrayx|Fox B. Holden
The proffered honor was declined, and the king replied, "You are right; your name alone is sufficient, and is a higher dignity."Library Notes|A. P. Russell
The grand master has proffered a capitulation, which has been accepted, answered Ibrahim.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
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.