Definitions for conferkənˈfɜr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•fer*kənˈfɜr(v.)-ferred, -fer•ring.

  1. (v.i.)to consult or discuss something together; compare ideas or opinions.

  2. (v.t.)to bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc.:

    to confer a degree on a graduate.

  3. Obs. to compare.

* Syn: See consult. See also give.

Origin of confer:

1520–30; < L conferre to bring together, compare, consult with


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. confer(verb)ənˈfɜr

    to discuss

    to confer with his colleagues


  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


  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

Translations for confer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with with ) to consult each other

The staff conferred (with the headmaster) about the new timetable.

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