Confer Definition

conferred, conferring, confers
conferred, conferring, confers
To have a conference or talk; meet for discussion; converse.
Webster's New World
To give, grant, or bestow.
Webster's New World
To compare.
Webster's New World
To invest with (a characteristic, for example).
A carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.
American Heritage
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult.
Conferred with her attorney.
American Heritage

Origin of Confer

  • Latin cōnferre com- com- ferre to bring bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French conférer, from Latin conferō.

    From Wiktionary

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