conferrer


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conferrer - person who makes a gift of propertyconferrer - person who makes a gift of property
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
abnegator - one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
almsgiver - a person who gives alms
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
altruist, philanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor - (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber - someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer - someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
tipper - a person who leaves a tip; "a generous tipper"
2.conferrer - someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
communicator - a person who communicates with others
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Conferring postsecondary institutional accreditation without the conferrer having been recognized by the Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation