- 1proffer something (to somebody) | proffer somebody something to offer something to somebody, by holding it out to them ‘Try this,’ she said, proffering a plate. He bent forward to kiss her proffered cheek.
- 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. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French proffrir, from Latin pro-
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfər//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proffer
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfər//he / she / it proffers
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfərz//past simple proffered
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfərd//past participle proffered
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfərd//-ing form proffering
BrE BrE//ˈprɒfərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːfərɪŋ//