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confer

con·fer

confer

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conferred, conferring, confers
definition: to award or bestow.
For this act of courage, the president conferred the Medal of Honor upon him.
synonyms:
award, bestow
antonyms:
strip
similar words:
accord, give, grant, impart, present
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to deliberate together; hold a discussion.
Members of the committee must confer before a decision can be made.It's a difficult question, so I'll need to confer with my colleagues.
synonyms:
deliberate
similar words:
caucus, consult, huddle, meet, palaver, parley, powwow, talk
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derivation: conferment (n.)