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English definition of “confer”

confer

verb [T] (GIVE)    /kənˈfɜːr/ US  /-ˈfɝː/ (-rr-)
to give an official title, honour, or advantage to someone: An honorary doctorate was conferred on him by Edinburgh University.Giving, providing and supplying
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