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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.