Meaning of “confer” in the English Dictionary

"confer" in British English

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conferverb

uk /kənˈfɜːr/ us /kənˈfɝː/ -rr-

(Definition of “confer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"confer" in American English

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conferverb

us /kənˈfɜr/ -rr-

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.

(Definition of “confer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"confer" in Business English

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conferverb [ I ]

uk /kənˈfɜːr/ us -rr-

to discuss something with somebody, often in order to reach a decision about what action to take:

confer about sth They were in constant contact, conferring about every aspect of the construction project.
confer with sb We asked for some time to confer with our advisers.

(Definition of “confer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)