Conferred



[kuh n-fur] /kənˈfɜr/

verb (used without object), conferred, conferring.
1.
to consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or deliberation.
verb (used with object), conferred, conferring.
2.
to bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc.:
to confer a degree on a graduate.
3.
Obsolete. to compare.
/kənˈfɜː/
verb -fers, -ferring, -ferred
1.
(transitive; foll by on or upon) to grant or bestow (an honour, gift, etc)
2.
(intransitive) to hold or take part in a conference or consult together
3.
(transitive) an obsolete word for compare
v.

1530s, from Middle French conférer (14c.) “to give, converse, compare,” from Latin conferre “to bring together,” figuratively “to compare; consult, deliberate, talk over,” from com- “together” (see com-) + ferre “to bear” (see infer). Sense of “taking counsel” led to conference. The meaning “compare” (common 1530-1650) is largely obsolete, but the abbreviation cf. still is used in this sense. Related: Conferred; conferring.

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