Definitions for conferkənˈfɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    "We conferred about a plan of action"

  2. confer, bestow(verb)


    "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"


  1. confer(Verb)

    To compare.

  2. confer(Verb)

    To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate.

  3. confer(Verb)

    To bring together; to collect, gather.

  4. confer(Verb)

    To grant as a possession; to bestow.

  5. confer(Verb)

    To contribute (to); to conduce.

  6. Origin: From confero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confer(verb)

    to bring together for comparison; to compare

  2. Confer(verb)

    to grant as a possession; to bestow

  3. Confer(verb)

    to contribute; to conduce

  4. Confer(verb)

    to have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate

  5. Origin: [L. conferre to bring together, contribute, consult; con- + ferre to bear: cf. F. confrer. See 1st Bear.]


  1. Confer

    Confer streamlines the communication process with Enterprise 2.0 conventions like micro-blogging, social networking, tagging, and instant secure chat.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confer' in Verbs Frequency: #955

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • удостоявам, давам титла, съвещавам се, беседвам, обсъждамBulgarian
  • jednat, vést, propůjčit, udělit, hovořit, radit seCzech
  • verleihenGerman
  • debatir, consultar, conferirSpanish
  • antaa, myöntää, neuvotellaFinnish
  • conférerFrench
  • tanácskozik, átruház, tárgyalHungarian
  • grantarIdo
  • conferireItalian
  • conferLatin
  • overleggen, consulterenDutch
  • conferirPortuguese
  • conferiRomanian
  • обговаривать, обсуждать, придавать, наделятьRussian
  • konferera, rådlägga, tilldelaSwedish
  • 授予Chinese

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