Words I Love 30 – Proffer

New word…sometimes it’s good to hold out…

proffer

ˈprɒfə/

verb

verb: proffer; 3rd person present: proffers; past tense: proffered; past participle: proffered; gerund or present participle: proffering
  1. 1.
    hold out or put forward (something) to someone for acceptance.
    “she proffered a glass of wine”
    synonyms: offer, tender, present, extend, give, submit, volunteer, suggest, propose,put forward;

    hold out
    “Coleman proffered his resignation”
    antonyms: refuse, withdraw

noun

literary
noun: proffer; plural noun: proffers
  1. 1.
    an offer or proposal.
Origin
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French proffrir, from Latin pro- ‘before’ + offerre ‘to offer’.
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