proffer

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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From Middle English proferen, from Old French proferer, from Latin proferre (to bring forth), from pro (forth) + ferre (to bring).

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proffer (plural proffers)

  1. An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.
  2. Essay; attempt.

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proffer (third-person singular simple present proffers, present participle proffering, simple past and past participle proffered)

  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.
  2. To essay or attempt of one’s own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

proffer

  1. Indefinite plural of proff.