Confer Con*fer" (k[o^]n*f[~e]r"), 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.] [1913 Webster]

If we confer these observations with others of the like nature, we may find cause to rectify the general opinion. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To grant as a possession; to bestow. [1913 Webster]

The public marks of honor and reward Conferred upon me. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To contribute; to conduce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together doth much confer to the strength of the union. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • confer — 1 bestow, present, *give, donate, afford Analogous words: accord, award, vouchsafe, *grant 2 Confer, commune, consult, advise, parley, treat, negotiate are synonyms when they are used intransitively and bear the meaning to carry on a conversation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Cónfer — es una palabra que se utiliza siempre abreviada, generalmente en cf. o cfr.,[1] que se utiliza en los escritos para indicar que se debe consultar algo. Procede del latín confer, imperativo de conferre, que significa literalmente «compara», y está …   Wikipedia Español

  • confer — CÓNFER Termen prin care se face o referire, o trimitere comparativă de la un text la un izvor sau la o lucrare lămuritoare. [Scris şi prescurtat: cf.] – cuv. lat., fr. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  cónfer (imper. lat.); abr …   Dicționar Român

  • confer — I (consult) verb advise, compare opinions, confide in, consult with, consultare, counsel, deliberate, discuss, exchange observations, exhort, give advice, hold a conference, hold a consultation, interchange views, negotiate, palaver, parley,… …   Law dictionary

  • confer — con‧fer [kənˈfɜː ǁ ˈfɜːr] verb conferred PTandPP conferring PRESPART [intransitive] to discuss something with other people in order to make a decision based on more than one person s opinion: • The chairwoman is conferring with the board later… …   Financial and business terms

  • cónfer — Forma imperativa del verbo latino conferre, que significa literalmente ‘compara’. Remite a la consulta de un determinado texto o pasaje y se utiliza siempre en sus formas abreviadas cf., cfr., cónf. y cónfr. (→ apéndice 2), las dos últimas hoy en …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Confer — Con*fer , v. i. To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate. [1913 Webster] Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered. Acts xxv. 12. [1913 Webster] You shall hear us confer of this. Shak. Syn: To counsel; advise; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confer — → cf. confer inv. (Mot latin) Mention qui signifie comparez, reportez vous à . (Abrév.: cf.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confer — (izg. kȍnfer) uzv. DEFINICIJA usporedi!, sravni!, uputa čitatelju da navedeno mjesto usporedi s nekim djelom, izrazom i sl. (krat. cfr., cf.; odgovara hrvatskom usp.) ETIMOLOGIJA lat. confer: usporedi ← conferre: skupiti, usporediti …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • confer — [v1] discuss, deliberate advise, argue, bargain, blitz*, brainstorm*, breeze*, collogue, confab*, confabulate, consult, converse, deal, debate, discourse, flap*, gab*, get heads together*, give meeting*, groupthink*, huddle, jaw, kick ideas… …   New thesaurus

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