What does confer mean?

Definitions for conferkənˈfɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word confer.

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.]

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.]


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Louis:

    Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    The man who doesn’t know how to confer a kindness has not the right to ask any for himself.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I do not confer praise or blame I accept. I am the measure of all things. I am the centre of the world.

  4. Paul Ryan:

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

  5. Julius Lutwama:

    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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