conferred conferred  /kən ˈfɜrd/


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


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  1. It raises serious questions about who conferred the immunity, who approved it at the State Department, and what their motives were.
  2. At Kuala Lumpur's newly built Merdeka Stadium, the mustachioed Duke of Gloucester formally conferred sovereignty on the new nation, in the name of his niece, the Queen.
  3. The ruling prompted Congress to push through the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which prevented homosexual couples from receiving benefits traditionally conferred by marriage.


  1. Baylor confers degrees on area students

    WACO -- Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,200 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 17-18 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Chris
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Friendswood Journal

  2. 97th Commencement Ceremony at Citrus College

    A record number of associate degrees were conferred on Saturday during the 97th Commencement at Citrus College in Glendora. Photo gallery: Commencement Ceremony at Citrus College
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  3. Obama, European chiefs discuss Syria

    The White House said Saturday that President Obama spoke with several European heads of state about the civil war in Syria, as they prepare to meet Monday for a Group of Eight conference. Mr. Obama conferred in a conference call late Friday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. "I am humbled and flattered to have this outstanding and totally unexpected honor conferred on me," Steinbrenner said. "I extend my thanks to the Tampa City Council and to the Hillsborough County Commissioners for passing resolutions...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: George Steinbrenner Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms," Scalia writes.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Washington Post

  3. "Over the years, Congress has conferred the Gold Medal on many great figures in history -- usually at a time when their struggles were over and won. Today Congress has chosen to do something different. It has conferred this honor on a figure whose...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: President Bush Source:

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