confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use confer in a sentence?
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
That's not to say that there might not be some special quality of red wine like resveratrol that could confer additional benefits.
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.
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy.
We have so many diseases which are related to Zika, they may confer some kind of immunity to the African body.
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- удостоявам, давам титла, съвещавам се, беседвам, обсъждамBulgarian
- jednat, vést, propůjčit, udělit, hovořit, radit seCzech
- debatir, consultar, conferirSpanish
- antaa, myöntää, neuvotellaFinnish
- tanácskozik, átruház, tárgyalHungarian
- overleggen, consulterenDutch
- обговаривать, обсуждать, придавать, наделятьRussian
- konferera, rådlägga, tilldelaSwedish
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