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kənˈfɜrcon·fer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confer, confabulate, confab, consultverb

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    "We conferred about a plan of action"

  2. confer, bestowverb

    present

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

Wiktionary

  1. conferverb

    To compare.

    Etymology: From confero.

  2. conferverb

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

    Etymology: From confero.

  3. conferverb

    To bring together; to collect, gather.

    Etymology: From confero.

  4. conferverb

    To grant as a possession; to bestow.

    Etymology: From confero.

  5. conferverb

    To contribute (to); to conduce.

    Etymology: From confero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conferverb

    to bring together for comparison; to compare

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

  2. Conferverb

    to grant as a possession; to bestow

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

  3. Conferverb

    to contribute; to conduce

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

  4. Conferverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confer

    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. conferrecon, together, ferre, to bring.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of confer in a Sentence

  1. Peter Hotez:

    The good news is,( the vaccine) is producing neutralizing antibodies, which scientists think is important for protective immunity against Covid-19, what is less certain is whether the levels of neutralizing antibody are high enough to confer complete protection, or whether this will be partially protective.

  2. The Talmud:

    Be cautious in your intercourse with the great; they seldom confer obligations on their inferiors but from interested motives. Friendly they appear as long as it serves their turn, but they will render no assistance in time of actual need.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    We shouldn’t confer Malaysia’s sins to these other countries that we’re trying to get agreements with.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

  5. Julius Lutwama:

    There may be some kind of immunity, we have so many diseases which are related to Zika, they may confer some kind of immunity to the African body.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. foumart
    • B. ventricle
    • C. maculation
    • D. impounding

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