1. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection;
- Example: "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
[syn: suggestion, proposition, proffer]
1. present for acceptance or rejection;
- Example: "She offered us all a cold drink"
[syn: offer, proffer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 v.0.48:
Proffer \Prof"fer\, n. 1. An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship. [1913 Webster] He made a proffer to lay down his commission. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Essay; attempt. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "proffer": accord, administer, advance, afford, allot, allow, approach, asking price, award, bestow, bestow on, bid, communicate, confer, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, extend, feeler, fork out, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, grant, hand out, heap, help to, hold forth, hold out, impart, invitation, issue, lavish, let have, mete, mete out, offer, offering, overture, pose, pour, prefer, preliminary approach, present, presentation, proposition, put up, rain, render, serve, shell out, shower, slip, snow, submission, submit, suggestion, tender, tentative approach, vouchsafe, yield