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Synonyms for conferkənˈfɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    Synonyms:
    confab, natter, confer, 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

    Synonyms:
    bestow, consult, add, lend, confab, confer, 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.

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

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give, grant


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