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Confer (third-person singular simple present Confers, present participle conferring, simple past and past participle conferred)

  1. (intransitive) To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate.
  2. (transitive) To grant as a possession; to bestow.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To contribute (to); to conduce.
  4. (obsolete, intransitive) To compare.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To bring together; to collect, gather.

Adverbs for Confer

secretly; ostentatiously; freely; hurriedly; briefly; privately; personally; officially; nationally; informally; ominously; endlessly; amicably; annually; softly; treacherously; rebelliously.

Related terms



advise, advise with, advocate, afford, alien, alienate, allot, allow, amortize, argue, assign, award, bargain, barter, bequeath, bestow, bestow on, brief, call in, cede, chaffer, coach, collogue, communicate, compare notes, confab, confabulate, confer with, consign, consult, consult with, converse, convey, counsel, deal, deal out, debate, deed, deed over, deliberate, deliver, demise, devolve upon, direct, discuss, discuss with, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, enfeoff, exchange, exchange observations, exchange views, extend, fork out, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, give title to, grant, guide, hand, hand down, hand on, hand out, hand over, have conversations, heap, help to, hold conference, huddle, impart, instruct, issue, kibitz, lavish, let have, make over, meddle, mete, mete out, negotiate, offer, palaver, parley, pass, pass on, pass over, pour, powwow, prescribe, present, proffer, propose, provide, put heads together, rain, reason with, recommend, refer to, render, sell, serve, settle, settle on, shell out, shower, sign away, sign over, sit down together, sit down with, slip, snow, speak, submit, suggest, surrender, take counsel, take up with, talk, talk over, tender, trade, transfer, transmit, treat, turn over, vouchsafe, yield


From Latin conferō.


  • (UK) IPA: /kənˈfəː/
    Rhymes: -ɜː(r)





  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cōnferō