[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.