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confer /kənˈfɜː/ vb ( -fers, -ferring, -ferred)
  1. (tr; followed by on or upon) to grant or bestow (an honour, gift, etc)
  2. (intransitive) to hold or take part in a conference or consult together
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin conferre to gather together, compare, from com- together + ferre to bring

conˈferment, conˈferral n conˈferrable adj




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