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verb [transitive] formal proffer pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒfə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleproffering
past tenseproffered
past participleproffered
  1. 1
    to offer someone something by moving it towards them
  2. 2
    to offer someone something such as an explanation or apology


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