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English Dictionary: Confer by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Confer
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
    Synonym(s): confer, confabulate, confab, consult
  2. present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
    Synonym(s): confer, bestow
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Confer \Con*fer"\, v. i.
      To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to
               Festus, when he had conferred with the council,
               answered.                                                --Acts xxv.
               You shall hear us confer of this.            --Shak.
      Syn: To counsel; advise; discourse; converse.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Confer \Con*fer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conferred}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Conferring}.] [L. conferre to bring together, contribute,
      consult; con- + ferre to bear: cf. F. conf[82]rer. See 1st
      1. To bring together for comparison; to compare. [Obs.]
                     If we confer these observations with others of the
                     like nature, we may find cause to rectify the
                     general opinion.                                 --Boyle.
      2. To grant as a possession; to bestow.
                     The public marks of honor and reward Conferred upon
                     me.                                                   --Milton.
      3. To contribute; to conduce. [Obs.]
                     The closeness and compactness of the parts resting
                     together doth much confer to the strength of the
                     union.                                                --Glanvill.
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