Confer

Definition of Confer

Con`fer´   Pronunciation: kǒn`fẽr´
v. t.1.To bring together for comparison; to compare.
[imp. & p. p. Conferred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conferring.]
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.
The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together doth much confer to the strength of the union.
- Glanvill.
v. i.1.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.

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