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Synonyms for confer
kənˈfɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    "We conferred about a plan of action"

    Synonyms:
    confab, natter, chat, chew the fat, jaw, chatter, chit-chat, shoot the breeze, visit, gossip, confabulate, refer, chitchat, consult, confer with, claver, bestow, look up, chaffer

  2. confer, bestow(verb)

    present

    "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"

    Synonyms:
    bestow, consult, add, lend, confab, contribute, bring, confabulate, impart

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confer

    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.

    Synonyms:
    consider, consult, debate, deliberate, meditate, ponder, reflect, weigh

    Preposition:
    We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confer

    Synonyms:
    compare, collate, discuss, deliberate, converse, consult, give, present

    Antonyms:
    dissociate, contrast, hazard, conjecture, withhold, withdraw

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    converse, discourse, parley, advise, talk, hold a conference, talk together

  2. confer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Appropriately used when the gift is from a person of superior rank to another of lower rank.] bestow, give, grant, vouchsafe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confer":

    give, grant

How to pronounce confer?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say confer in sign language?

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How to use confer in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Hassett:

    There's a lot of stuff that moves and exactly how Customs and Border Patrol would deal with that would be something that we'll have to confer with them about, should we get to that.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    The man who doesn’t know how to confer a kindness has not the right to ask any for himself.

  3. Mark Twain:

    All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. - Notebook, 1908

  4. Gerald R. Ford:

    I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.

  5. Erica Mayer:

    It's known that pregnancy at a younger age may confer some long-term protective benefits against breast cancer, however it's also been recognized that in the immediate years following a pregnancy, there seems to be an increased risk of breast cancer that slowly resolves with time, the findings in this paper support and confirm the prior observations.

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