Meaning of confer


Pronunciation: (kun-fûr'), [key]
— v., -ferred, -fer•ring.
  1. to consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or deliberation.
  1. to bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc.: to confer a degree on a graduate.
  2. to compare.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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