Defined: to offer (usually something intangible): to proffer friendship TRANSITIVE VERB (Webster’s New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
If you don’t have the Weather Channel app, you might consider installing it on your smart phone. I am not offering you the app; I am suggesting you get it because I recommend it. (That’s not wink-wink, nudge-nudge. I’m refining the use of our vocabulary word.) I like the app not only because it gives me breaking weather information at my fingertips, but also because it has reward points that can be redeemed for gift cards. The app when launched also offers, at times, other apps for your consideration. For me, today’s proferred app was Volkswagen’s SmileDrive powered by Google. It’s a social app that records your trip and interacts with others who use the app as you pass them on the road. I don’t drive a V-Dub…I wonder if it will work for my Hyundai?
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Proffer is defined as to offer something to be accepted. (verb) An example of to proffer is to submit a proposal for a conference. The definition of a proffer is an offer or offering. (noun) An example of a proffer is a description given by a lawyer as a preview of testimony.
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: to present for acceptance : tender, offer
Examples of PROFFER He proffered advice on how best to proceed.
<proffered his assistance in helping the two sides reach a compromise>
Origin of PROFFER
Middle English profren, from Anglo-French profrer, proffrir, porofrir, from por- forth (from Latin pro-) + offrir to offer — more at pro- First Known Use: 14th century