PROF'FER, verb transitive [Latin profero; pro and fero, to bear.]
1. To offer for acceptance; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.
2. To essay or attempt of one's own accord.
So hardy as to proffer or accept
Alone the dreadful voyage.
PROF'FER, noun An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; as proffers of peace or friendship.
He made a proffer to lay down his commission of command in the army.
1. Essay; attempt.