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Meaning of CONFER

Pronunciation:  kun'fur

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

CONFER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bestow, cf, cf., confab, confabulate, consult, see, see also
 See Also: award, bless, collogue, discuss, graduate, miter, present, talk over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \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.
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