confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)
have a conference in order to talk something over
"We conferred about a plan of action"
"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate.
To bring together; to collect, gather.
To grant as a possession; to bestow.
To contribute (to); to conduce.
Origin: From confero.
to bring together for comparison; to compare
to grant as a possession; to bestow
to contribute; to conduce
to have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate
Origin: [L. conferre to bring together, contribute, consult; con- + ferre to bear: cf. F. confrer. See 1st Bear.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-fėr′, v.t. to give or bestow: to compare (notes), collate—abbrev. cf.—v.i. to talk or consult together:—pr.p. confer′ring; pa.p. conferred′.—ns. Conferee′, one conferred with; Con′ference, the act of conferring: an appointed meeting for instruction or discussion.—adjs. Conferen′tial; Confer′rable.—n. Confer′rer, one who confers. [Fr.,—L. conferre—con, together, ferre, to bring.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'confer' in Verbs Frequency: #955
The numerical value of confer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of confer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I do not confer praise or blame I accept. I am the measure of all things. I am the centre of the world.
We shouldn’t confer Malaysia’s sins to these other countries that we’re trying to get agreements with.
We have so many diseases which are related to Zika, they may confer some kind of immunity to the African body.
All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. - Notebook, 1908
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
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- удостоявам, давам титла, съвещавам се, беседвам, обсъждамBulgarian
- jednat, vést, propůjčit, udělit, hovořit, radit seCzech
- debatir, consultar, conferirSpanish
- antaa, myöntää, neuvotellaFinnish
- tanácskozik, átruház, tárgyalHungarian
- overleggen, consulterenDutch
- обговаривать, обсуждать, придавать, наделятьRussian
- konferera, rådlägga, tilldelaSwedish
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