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English definition of “confer”

confer

verb uk   /kənˈfɜːr/ us    /-ˈfɝː/ (-rr-)

confer verb (TALK)

[I] to exchange ideas on a particular subject, often in order to reach a decision on what action to take: I should like some time to confer with my lawyer.

confer verb (GIVE)

[T] to give an official title, honour, or advantage to someone: An honorary doctorate was conferred on him by Edinburgh University.
(Definition of confer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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