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proffer

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Middle English profren from Anglo-French and Old French ... | Middle English and...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

proffer | tender [synonym, sense-specific] | profferer [noun, derived]

[transitive] to offer for acceptance; tender | the act of proffering (10 of 393 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Proffer

derived from Anglo-French "por-", forth, and offrir, to offer. The act of proffering involves making an offer prior to any formal negotiations. In the context of a trial, to proffer means to offer evidence in support of an argument, or elements of an ... (43 of 328 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

proffer [entry 1, verb] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | tender [synonym] | offer [synonym] | extend [synonym] | give [synonym] | trot out [synonym] | pose [similar] | ...

to present for acceptance; "tender", "offer" (6 of 132 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proffer

proffer [entry 2, noun] | offer [synonym] | suggestion [synonym] | proposal [synonym] | proposition [synonym] | counteroffer [similar] | counterproposal [similar] | countersuggestion [similar] | feeler [similar] | ...

"offer", "suggestion" (2 of 65 words, 1 usage example)

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Wiktionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffre [obsolete, sense-specific] | Essay [synonym, sense-specific] | attempt [synonym, sense-specific]

An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship. | Essay; attempt. | To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer ... (42 of 65 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

proffer

hold out or put forward (something) to someone for acceptance | [literary] | an offer or proposal. (15 of 64 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

proffer | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffers [3rd-person singular present] | profferer [noun, related]

To offer for acceptance; tender. | The act of proffering; an offer. (11 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

proffer [transitive, formal] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffers [3rd-person singular present]

to offer someone something by moving it towards them | to offer someone something such as an explanation or apology (19 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/proffer

New World Dictionary:

proffer

to offer (usually something intangible) | an offer or proposal (9 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

proffer [formal]

to offer something by holding it out, or to offer advice or an opinion (14 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

proffer

to put before a person for acceptance; offer. | the act of proffering. | an offer or proposal. (16 of 24 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

to hold something out to somebody so that he or she can take or grasp it | to offer something for consideration to somebody | something offered for ... (26 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

proffer

Origin: Middle English profren from Anglo-French and Old French ... | Middle English and Anglo-French profre from the verb (17 of 32 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

proffer | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English profren, from Old French poroffrir, profrir: por-, forth (from Latin prō-; see "pro-" [entry ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

proffer

First use: late 13th century

Origin: Anglo-French profrier (mid-13th century), Old French poroffrir (about 1080), from por- "forth" (from Latin pro-) + ... (19 of 24 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

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

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Oxford Dictionary:

proffer

Origin: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French proffrir, from Latin pro- "before" + offerre "to offer"

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Collins Dictionary:

proffer

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French proffrir, from pro-1 + offrir to offer

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proffer

Merriam-Webster:

proffer [entry 1, verb] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English profren, from Anglo-French profrer, proffrir, porofrir, from por- forth (from Latin pro-) + offrir to offer

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Encarta Dictionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French proffrir "offer forth" from offrir "to offer"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proffer"

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Collins Dictionary:

proffer

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "proffer"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

proffer [transitive, formal] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "proffer"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

proffer [transitive, formal] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle] | proffers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proffer"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

proffer [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "proffer"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "proffer"

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the Free Dictionary:

proffer

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Google Dictionary:

proffer | proffers [plural] | proffered [past tense] | proffering [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "proffer"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

proffer

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proffer"

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YourDictionary Audio:

proffer

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freedictionary.org:

proffer

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