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Definitions of confer

  1. To consult together; to counsel or advise with; to converse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give or bestow; as, to confer an honor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give or bestow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To give; bestow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To grant as a benefit; bestow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To consult together; converse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To talk or consult together:-pr.p. conferring; pa.p. conferred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To contribute; to conduce. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To hold a conference; consult. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To give or bestow; to consult together; to converse; to bring to or contribute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Conferring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Conferred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for confer

  1. " Finding me lying down in my tent," writes this officer, " he expressed regret that I was sick, and said he had come to confer with me on a subject of great importance, but would not then trouble me with it. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. " I am very grateful to the club for the honour they confer upon me, and shall gladly avail myself of the privilege," replied the lawyer, who, as he spoke, made a resolve never to put his foot inside the club premises, but to ship his crew and sail from Rotterdam without delay. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
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