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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.
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