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confer

verb  /kənˈfɜr/ (-rr-) us  

confer verb (TALK)

[I] to talk together and exchange ideas, often with the intention of reaching a decision about something: I need to confer with my lawyer.

confer verb (GIVE)

[T] to give an honor, official title, or ability to someone: The US Constitution confers certain powers on the president.
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