Definition of Confer

1. Verb. Have a conference in order to talk something over. "Sam wants to confer with Sue "; "We conferred about a plan of action"

Exact synonyms: Confab, Confabulate, Consult
Generic synonyms: Discuss, Hash Out, Talk Over
Specialized synonyms: Collogue
Derivative terms: Confab, Confabulation, Conferee, Conference, Conference, Consultation, Consultation



2. Verb. Present. "Bestow an honor on someone"
Exact synonyms: Bestow
Generic synonyms: Award, Present
Specialized synonyms: Miter, Bless, Graduate
Derivative terms: Bestowal, Bestowment, Conferee, Conferment, Conferral

Definition of Confer

1. v. t. To bring together for comparison; to compare.

2. v. i. To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.

Definition of Confer

1. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To compare. (defdate 16th–18th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To bring together; to collect, gather. (defdate 16th–17th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To grant as a possession; to bestow. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To contribute (to); to conduce. (defdate 16th–18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confer

1. to bestow [v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS] - See also: bestow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confer

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confederating
confederation
confederationism
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confederations
confederative
confederator
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confelicity
confer (current term)
confer with
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conference calls
conference center
conference house
conference room
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conferencegoer
conferencegoers
conferencelike

Literary usage of Confer

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The convocation of McGill University will be held in recognition of the meeting of the British Medical Association and will confer the degree on Dr. LL ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... led by the archbishop of Mainz, was understood to confer these rights, ... with the coronation at Aachen is considered effectively to confer the office. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1874)
"Or must marriage, offence, and residence, all or any two of them, combine to confer the authority ? These are questions which have frequently demanded the ..."

4. The Writings of James Madison: Comprising His Public Papers and His Private by James Madison, Gaillard Hunt (1908)
"... by the resolution of the Senate of the [14] day of [June] a copy of that resolution, which authorizes the Committee to confer with the P. on the subject ..."

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