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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody

Broader (hypernym)award, present

Narrower (hyponym)bless, graduate, miter

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