Synonyms for confer

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuh n-fur
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈfɜr

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Définition of confer

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb discuss, deliberate
  • verb giving honor, award
Example sentences :
  • Who do you imagine has it in contemplation to confer a distinction upon you, sir?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Was she not worth as much honour as any man, be he who he might, could confer upon her?
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • To this day, in the Tyrol it is still believed to confer fine vision.
  • Extract from : « Storyology » by Benjamin Taylor
  • Cowed, Courthon shrugged and went apart to confer with his friend.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • She'll meet me, however, at the masked ball to-night, where we can confer together.
  • Extract from : « One Of Them » by Charles James Lever
  • Then why, if you had the means in the beginning to enforce your will upon us, confer with us at all?
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
  • So she used to confer with Elizabeth on the subject of her own marriage, and to ask her advice about it.
  • Extract from : « Queen Elizabeth » by Jacob Abbott
  • You have one boon to confer on me worth all that wealth and splendour could offer—your name.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • He had only gone for a couple of days to confer with his land agent.
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
  • There is no doubt that he who can confer demesnes and diamonds has much in his favor.
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for confer

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