Definitions for: Proffer


[n] a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
[v] present for acceptance or rejection; ; "She offered us all a cold drink"



Webster (1913) Definition: Prof"fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proffered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Proffering.] [OE. profren, proferen, F. prof['e]rer,
fr. L. proferre to bring forth or forward, to offer; pro
forward + ferre to bring. See Bear to produce.]
1. To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a
tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to
proffer friendship. --Shak.

I reck not what wrong that thou me profre.
--Chaucer.

2. To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or
propose to undertake. [R.] --Milton.


Prof"fer, n.
1. An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by
another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.

He made a proffer to lay down his commission.
--Clarendon.

2. Essay; attempt. [R.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: offer, proposition, suggestion

See Also: advance, approach, breath, feeler, ghost, give, hint, intimation, overture, proposal, tender, touch, trace

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