Prof"fer (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proffered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Proffering.] [OE. profren, proferen, F. prof'erer, 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.

 

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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.

 

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