Adjective "proffered" definition and examples

(Proffered may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Hold out or put forward (something) to someone for acceptance.
  1. 'he proffered his resignation'
  2. 'All accused persons can ordinarily expect to receive the benefit of some credit in the matter of sentence (and for that matter in the non-parole period also) when proffering a plea of guilty.'
  3. 'Six years after that, he was elected leader of the free world and began ‘case cracking’ on a dizzying array of subjects, proffering his various solutions, in both foreign and domestic affairs.'
  4. 'The Swede is not averse to proffering a glowing reference: ‘He's a great guy.’'
  5. 'They too will have to work with accepting the new notes and with proffering the correct change.'
  6. 'It brings together a range of practitioners, scholars and entrepreneurs proffering a swirl of opinions, ideas and stories about where things are going with independent media.'


An offer or proposal.
  1. 'If history is any guide a lot of this diplomacy was doubtless clumsily done, in alternations between proffers of carrots and threats of the stick.'
  2. 'Obviously, she never said that - again, read the proffer - and she stuck to her guns.'
  3. 'Such repentance takes place when the external proffer of grace concurs with inward assistance of grace.'

More definitions

1. to put before a person for acceptance; offer. noun

2. the act of proffering.

3. an offer or proposal.

More examples(as adjective)

"hands can be proffered."

"cigarettes can be proffered."

"tickets can be proffered."

"helps can be proffered."

"wines can be proffered."

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