To bestow (an honor, for example): conferred a medal on the hero; conferred an honorary degree on her.
To invest with (a characteristic, for example): a carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult: conferred with her attorney.
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