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Confer meaning

confer - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To bring together for comparison; to compare.
  2. 2. To grant as a possession; to bestow.
  3. 3. To contribute; to conduce.
  4. 4. To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.
  5. 5. To consult together; advise with.
  6. 6. To give; bestow.

confer - examples of usage

  1. To wake her to a sense of the pleasure and the gifts life holds, without being able to confer either- that could not be any gain. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. " Surely you confer a benefit on the public when you provide them with innocent amusement," she ventured to say- she had not considered this subject much, if at all. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. To confer the dignity of age upon the differences of youth but serves to turn a mole- hill into a mountain. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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