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con·fer

 (kən-fûr′)
v. con·ferred, con·fer·ring, con·fers
v.tr.
1. To bestow (an honor, for example): conferred a medal on the hero.
2. To invest with (a characteristic, for example): a carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.
v.intr.
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult: conferred with her attorney.

[Latin cōnferre : com-, com- + ferre, to bring; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

con·fer′ment, con·fer′ral n.
con·fer′ra·ble adj.
con·fer′rer n.

confer

(kənˈfɜː)
vb, -fers, -ferring or -ferred
1. (tr; foll by on or upon) to grant or bestow (an honour, gift, etc)
2. (intr) to hold or take part in a conference or consult together
3. (tr) an obsolete word for compare
[C16: from Latin conferre to gather together, compare, from com- together + ferre to bring]
conˈferment, conˈferral n
conˈferrable adj
conˈferrer n

con•fer

(kənˈfɜr)

v. -ferred, -fer•ring. v.i.
1. to consult or discuss something together; compare ideas or opinions.
v.t.
2. to bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc.: to confer a degree on a graduate.
3. Obs. to compare.
[1520–30; < Latin conferre to bring together, compare, consult with]
con•fer′ra•ble, adj.
con•fer′ral, con•fer′ment, n.
con•fer′rer, n.
syn: See consult. See also give.

confer


Past participle: conferred
Gerund: conferring

Imperative
confer
confer
Present
I confer
you confer
he/she/it confers
we confer
you confer
they confer
Preterite
I conferred
you conferred
he/she/it conferred
we conferred
you conferred
they conferred
Present Continuous
I am conferring
you are conferring
he/she/it is conferring
we are conferring
you are conferring
they are conferring
Present Perfect
I have conferred
you have conferred
he/she/it has conferred
we have conferred
you have conferred
they have conferred
Past Continuous
I was conferring
you were conferring
he/she/it was conferring
we were conferring
you were conferring
they were conferring
Past Perfect
I had conferred
you had conferred
he/she/it had conferred
we had conferred
you had conferred
they had conferred
Future
I will confer
you will confer
he/she/it will confer
we will confer
you will confer
they will confer
Future Perfect
I will have conferred
you will have conferred
he/she/it will have conferred
we will have conferred
you will have conferred
they will have conferred
Future Continuous
I will be conferring
you will be conferring
he/she/it will be conferring
we will be conferring
you will be conferring
they will be conferring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conferring
you have been conferring
he/she/it has been conferring
we have been conferring
you have been conferring
they have been conferring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conferring
you will have been conferring
he/she/it will have been conferring
we will have been conferring
you will have been conferring
they will have been conferring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conferring
you had been conferring
he/she/it had been conferring
we had been conferring
you had been conferring
they had been conferring
Conditional
I would confer
you would confer
he/she/it would confer
we would confer
you would confer
they would confer
Past Conditional
I would have conferred
you would have conferred
he/she/it would have conferred
we would have conferred
you would have conferred
they would have conferred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.confer - have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
collogue - confer secretly
2.confer - presentconfer - present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
award, present - give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
miter - confer a miter on (a bishop)
bless - confer prosperity or happiness on
graduate - confer an academic degree upon; "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"

confer

verb
1. discuss, talk, consult, deliberate, discourse, converse, parley He conferred with Hill and the others in his office.
2. grant, give, present, accord, award, hand out, bestow, vouchsafe An honorary degree was conferred on him by Newcastle University in 1976.

confer

verb
1. To meet and exchange views to reach a decision:
Informal: powwow.
2. To give formally or officially:
Translations
يَتَباحَثُ، يَتَشاوَرُيَمْنَح، يُنْعِم عَلى
radit seudělit
konferererådføre sigtildele
atribuirconsultar (con)deliberar
tanácskozik
ráîgastsæma, veita
konferencijata»tistelefoninė sąšauka
apspriestiesdienesta pakāpi)piešķirt (goda nosaukumu
posvetovati se

confer

[kənˈfɜːʳ]
A. VT to confer sth on sb [+ honour] → conceder or otorgar algo a algn; [+ title] → conferir or conceder algo a algn
B. VIconferenciar, estar en consultas
to confer with sbconsultar con algn

confer

[kənˈfɜːr]
vt [+ honour, status] → conférer
to confer sth on sb → conférer qch à qn
vi (= discuss) → conférer, s'entretenir
to confer with sb about sth → s'entretenir de qch avec qn

confer

vt (→ jdm) title, degreeverleihen; power alsoübertragen
visich beraten, konferieren (geh)

confer

[kənˈfɜːʳ]
1. vt to confer sth on sbconferire qc a qn
2. vi to confer (with sb about sth)consultarsi (con qn su qc)

confer

(kənˈfəː) past tense past participle conˈferred verb
1. (often with with) to consult each other. The staff conferred (with the headmaster) about the new timetable.
2. (with on) to give (an honour) to someone. The university conferred degrees on two famous scientists.
conference (ˈkonfərəns) noun
a meeting for discussion. The conference of heart specialists was held in New York.
ˈconference call noun
a telephone conversation in which more than two people participate.

confer

v. consultar; conferenciar.
References in classic literature ?
My lady," as her friends called her, sincerely desired to be a genuine lady, and was so at heart, but had yet to learn that money cannot buy refinement of nature, that rank does not always confer nobility, and that true breeding makes itself felt in spite of external drawbacks.
You forget, dear sir, that we confer with an officer, distinguished alike in Europe and America for his deeds.
Nor did she misinterpret Phoebe's character, and the genial activity pervading it,--one of the most valuable traits of the true New England woman,--which had impelled her forth, as might be said, to seek her fortune, but with a self-respecting purpose to confer as much benefit as she could anywise receive.
He listened in silence, and finally promised to confer with the physician.
The sternest- seeming stoic is human after all; and to "burst" with boldness and good-will into "the silent sea" of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.
Bygrave to give him any assistance; he would confer, when they got to their journey's end, with the landlady of the hotel, and would examine the candidates for the vacant office himself.
Cruncher did not assist at the closing sports, but had remained behind in the churchyard, to confer and condole with the undertakers.
You pretend to have bought it for yourself, but you have really done so to confer a benefit on him.
As Bees In spring time, when the Sun with Taurus rides, Poure forth thir populous youth about the Hive In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers Flie to and fro, or on the smoothed Plank, The suburb of thir Straw-built Cittadel, New rub'd with Baume, expatiate and confer Thir State affairs.
Nevertheless, it is your undoubted prerogative to confer on whom you please this crown, by the delivery of which to the lady of your choice, the election of to-morrow's Queen will be formal and complete.
They went some paces off, as if it were to confer together, walking side by side, backward and forward, like persons deliberating upon some affair of weight, but often turning their eyes towards me, as it were to watch that I might not escape.
I shall return home with the same pomp as I set out, and my wife will send an officer to compliment me on my visit to her father, and I shall confer on the officer the honour of a rich dress and a handsome gift.