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

con•fer′rer(n.)

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)

    present

    "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

Wiktionary

  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

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


Translations for confer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

confer(verb)

(often with with ) to consult each other

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

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