confer definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To bestow (an honor, including): conferred a medal on hero; conferred an honorary degree on the.
    • to take a position with (a characteristic, for example): a carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.
    • To bring together for contrast; to compare.
    • To give as a possession; to bestow.
    • To contribute; to conduce.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to meet up with to be able to deliberate together or compare views; consult: conferred along with her lawyer.
    • having discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.
  • others:
    • To bring together.
    • To compare; study in comparison; collate.
    • [inside sense now obsolete except as used in the important in making reference to illustrative words or passages, for which make use of it coincides with, and is usually addressed as, the Latin imperative confer (pron. kon′ fėr), and generally abbreviated conf. or cf.]
    • To bestow as a permanent present; settle as a possession: accompanied by on or upon.
    • To contribute; conduce.
    • Synonyms Bestow; Grant, etc. See give.
    • To seek advice from together on some kind of special subject; compare viewpoints; carry-on a discussion or deliberation.
  • verb:
    • present
    • have a conference to be able to talk one thing over

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