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Definition of proffer verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proffer
    he / she / it proffers
    past simple proffered
    -ing form proffering
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  1. 1proffer something (to somebody) proffer somebody something to offer something to someone, by holding it out to them “Try this,” she said, proffering a plate.
  2. 2to offer something such as advice or an explanation proffer something (to somebody) What advice would you proffer to someone starting up in business? proffer somebody something What advice would you proffer her? proffer itself A solution proffered itself.
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