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verb confer pronunciation in American English /kənˈfɜr/
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present tense
present participleconferring
past tenseconferred
past participleconferred
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to discuss something with other people in order to reach a decision
    confer with: He asked for some time to confer with his lawyers.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to give something such as authority, a legal right, or an honor to someone
    The university conferred an honorary doctorate on her.
    A share confers certain rights on the person who holds it.
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