Words I Love 57 – Proffered

New word…




past tense: proffered; past participle: proffered
  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


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French proffrir, from Latin pro- ‘before’ + offerre ‘to offer’.

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