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English definition of “confer”

confer

verb
 
 
/kənˈfɜːr/ (present participle conferring, past tense and past participle conferred)
DISCUSS [I] to discuss something with other people before making a decision: I'll need to confer with my lawyers.Debate and discussion
GIVE [T] formal to give someone something, especially an official title, an honour, or an advantageGiving, providing and supplying
(Definition of confer from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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