confer confer  /kən ˈfɜr/


  1. (v) have a conference in order to talk something over
  2. (v) present


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  1. Certain copy variations have been shown in humans to confer protection against diseases like AIDS, while others are believed to contribute to autism, lupus and other conditions.
  2. The authorities confer in the lobby of the Stanford Financial Group in Houston.
  3. Creating a separate, new legal structure to confer some benefits on same-sex couples neither honors American ideals of fairness, nor does it grant true equality.


  1. Town mulls solution to resident gun club complaints

    The Town Board may have Building Inspector Wayne Voss survey the Tri-Village Rod and Gun Club property, interview residents, confer with ballistics expert John Zamrok and review the findings with the
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Mail

  2. Walsh To Give Honorary Degree To Alum, Citigroup Chief Innovation Officer Deborah Hopkins

    Walsh College will confer an honorary doctor of laws degree on its keynote speaker, Citigroup’s Chief Innovation Officer, Deborah Hopkins, at its 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Christian Church, 3668 Livernois Road in Troy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

  3. Walsh College to Confer Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree Upon Citigroup Chief Innovation Officer Debby Hopkins at June ...

    TROY, Mich., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Walsh College will confer an honorary doctor of laws degree upon its keynote speaker, Citigroup's Chief Innovation Officer, Debby Hopkins , at its 101 st Commencement ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Alex has been out of the country. I expect him back later today and want to confer with my client before saying anything," agent Scott Boras said.
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Scott Boras Source: USA Today

  2. "An unconditional summit meeting with the next American president would confer both international legitimacy on the Iranian president and strengthen him domestically when he has been very unpopular with the Iranian people," McCain said. "Such...
    on May 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Turkish Press

  3. "Botswana's position is that the outcome of these elections does not confer legitimacy on the government of President Mugabe," Botswana's Vice President Mompati S. Merafhe told an AU summit in Egypt, according to a statement. "In our...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Mompati Merafhe Source: Africasia

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