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confer


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confer  \Con*fer"\,  v.  i. 
  To  have  discourse;  to  consult;  to  compare  views;  to 
  deliberate. 
 
  Festus,  when  he  had  conferred  with  the  council, 
  answered.  --Acts  xxv. 
  12. 
 
  You  shall  hear  us  confer  of  this  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  counsel;  advise;  discourse;  converse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confer  \Con*fer"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Conferred};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Conferring}.]  [L.  conferre  to  bring  together,  contribute, 
  consult;  con-  +  ferre  to  bear:  cf  F.  conf['e]rer.  See  1st 
  {Bear}.] 
  1.  To  bring  together  for  comparison;  to  compare.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  we  confer  these  observations  with  others  of  the 
  like  nature,  we  may  find  cause  to  rectify  the 
  general  opinion.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  To  grant  as  a  possession;  to  bestow. 
 
  The  public  marks  of  honor  and  reward  Conferred  upon 
  me  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  contribute;  to  conduce.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  closeness  and  compactness  of  the  parts  resting 
  together  doth  much  confer  to  the  strength  of  the 
  union.  --Glanvill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confer 
  adv  :  compare  (used  in  texts  to  point  the  reader  to  another 
  location  in  the  text)  [syn:  {cf.},  {cf},  {see},  {see 
  also}] 
  v  1:  have  a  conference  in  order  to  talk  something  over  [syn:  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {consult}] 
  2:  grant  a  bestow;  "bestow  an  honor  on  someone"  [syn:  {bestow}] 




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