Definitions for: Confer


[adv] compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
[v] have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
[v] present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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['e]rer. See 1st
Bear.]
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.


Con*fer", v. i.
To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to
deliberate.

Festus, when he had conferred with the council,
answered. --Acts xxv.
12.

You shall hear us confer of this. --Shak.

Syn: To counsel; advise; discourse; converse.

Synonyms: bestow, cf, cf., confab, confabulate, consult, see, see also

See Also: award, bless, collogue, discuss, graduate, miter, present, talk over

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