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"confer" in British English

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conferverb

uk   /kənˈfɜːr/  us   /kənˈfɝː/ (-rr-)
  • confer verb (TALK)

[I] to ​exchangeideas on a ​particularsubject, often in ​order to ​reach a ​decision on what ​action to take: I need some ​time to confer with my ​lawyer.
(Definition of confer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conferverb

 us   /kənˈfɜr/ (-rr-)
  • confer verb (TALK)

[I] to ​talk together and ​exchangeideas, 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, ​officialtitle, or ​ability to someone: The US Constitution confers ​certainpowers 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   us   /kənˈfɜːr/ (-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 ​constructionproject.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)
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