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[ prof-erd ]


  1. put before someone for acceptance; offered:

    Thanks for all the proffered advice.

    He concluded that something was better than nothing, and agreed to the proffered terms.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of proffer.
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Other Words From

  • un·prof·fered adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of proffered1

First recorded in 1375–1425; proffer ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; proffer ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb
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Example Sentences

Both get electronics, but the proffered image for boys is a microphone; for girls, a radio.

And I can just as easily believe the version of events proffered by a defendant or other witnesses.

The two Congressional leadership options, proffered by the major parties, are John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi.

Several explanations have been proffered for this damaging behavior.

Most were sincere and did not seem to me remarkable because they largely proffered what I expected.

Mr. Brown seizes the proffered member, and gives it as hearty a pressure as the publicity of the occasion will permit.

Garnache took the proffered chair, and sank down with creak and jingle to warm himself at the fire.

He will then, if he really desires you to accept his proffered attention, include her in the invitation.

Genuine tears rushed into his dark eyes as he spoke, and cordially grasped the hands which, without a word, they proffered.

The great chief, Beeja Khan, and the rest of the Doomkies, refused to surrender on the proffered conditions.