HyperDic: confer

English > 2 senses of the word confer:
VERBcommunicationconfer, confabulate, confab, consulthave a conference in order to talk something over
possessionconfer, bestowpresent
confer > pronunciation
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > confer: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningHave a conference in order to talk something over.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam cannot confer Sue; Sam wants to confer with Sue
Example"We conferred about a plan of action"
Synonymsconfabulate, confab, consult
Narrowercollogueconfer secretly
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishacordar, confabular, conferenciar, conferir, consultar, debatir
Catalanacordar, confabular, conferir, consultar
Nounsconfereea member of a conference / conference
conferencea discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
conferencea prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
English > confer: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Example"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"
Narrowerblessconfer prosperity or happiness on
graduateconfer an academic degree upon
miterconfer a miter on (a bishop)
Broaderaward, presentGive, especially as an honor or reward
Spanishacordar, conceder, conferir, otorgar
Catalanatorgar, concedir
Nounsconfereea person on whom something is bestowed
conferral, confermentthe act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift

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