Proffer is a verb that means to present for acceptance. It is also a noun that refers to an offer being made.
Our word of the day’s origin is similar to that of the word ‘offer.’ Both are derived from Anglo-French, but ‘proffer’ is a word that stresses the kindness of the act. For example, When Wendy needed a place to stay, her friend Lisa presented her with an opportunity to live rent-free in one of her apartments. The generous proffer brought tears to Wendy’s eyes.