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proffer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proffer  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proffer  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  proffer 
  n  :  a  proposal  offered  for  acceptance  or  rejection  [syn:  {suggestion}, 
  {proposition}] 
  v  :  present  for  acceptance  or  rejection;  ;  "She  offered  us  all  a 
  cold  drink"  [syn:  {offer}] 




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