Proffering
Proffer Prof"fer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proffered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proffering}.] [OE. profren, proferen, F. prof['e]rer, 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. [1913 Webster]

I reck not what wrong that thou me profre. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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