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Definition of "confer" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confer" in a sentence
  • "” It is short for the Latin word confer and instructs the reader to compare one thing with another."
  • "The problem with allowing firearms officers to confer is that it opens those same officers up to charges of collusion and fabrication and it gives every aggrieved person a whopping big target to fling crap at, and every time they do public confidence in the police is hurt."
  • "What I also try to confer is that you don't need divine interaction when talking about designs or goal-orientation."