v. con·ferred, con·fer·ring, con·fers
1. To bestow (an honor, for example): conferred a medal on the hero.
2. To invest with (a characteristic, for example): a carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult: conferred with her attorney.
[Latin cōnferre : com-, com- + ferre, to bring; see bher-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
con·ferment, con·ferral n.
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