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English verb: confer

1. confer (communication) have a conference in order to talk something over


SamplesWe conferred about a plan of action.


ExamplesSam cannot confer Sue , Sam wants to confer with Sue


Synonymsconfab, confabulate, consult


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over


Narrower (hyponym)collogue

2. confer (possession) present


SamplesThe university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated.
Bestow an honor on someone.


Synonymsbestow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)award, present


Narrower (hyponym)bless, graduate, miter









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