Synonyms for confer
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
An individual considers, meditates, ponders, reflects, by himself; he weighs a matter in his own mind, and is sometimes said even to debate with himself. Consult and confer always imply two or more persons, as does debate, unless expressly limited as above. Confer suggests the interchange of counsel, advice, or information; consult indicates almost exclusively the receiving of it. A man confers with his associates about a new investment; he consults his physician about his health; he may confer with him on matters of general interest. He consults a dictionary, but does not confer with it. Deliberate, which can be applied to a single individual, is also the word for a great number, while consult is ordinarily limited to a few; a committee consults; an assembly deliberates. Deliberating always carries the idea of slowness; consulting is compatible with haste; we can speak of a hasty consultation, not of a hasty deliberation. Debate implies opposing views; deliberate, simply a gathering and balancing of all facts and reasons. We consider or deliberate with a view to action, while meditation may be quite purposeless.
We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
confer, confabulate, confab, consultverb
have a conference in order to talk something over
"We conferred about a plan of action"
"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
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The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
That's not to say that there might not be some special quality of red wine like resveratrol that could confer additional benefits.
All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. - Notebook, 1908
I do not confer praise or blame I accept. I am the measure of all things. I am the centre of the world.
We shouldn’t confer Malaysia’s sins to these other countries that we’re trying to get agreements with.
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- удостоявам, беседвам, обсъждам, съвещавам се, давам титлаBulgarian
- vést, radit se, hovořit, jednat, udělit, propůjčitCzech
- debatir, conferir, consultarSpanish
- neuvotella, antaa, myöntääFinnish
- tanácskozik, átruház, tárgyalHungarian
- consulteren, overleggenDutch
- наделять, придавать, обсуждать, обговариватьRussian
- tilldela, rådlägga, konfereraSwedish
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