oxford views updated May 23 2018
con·fer / kənˈfər/ •
v. (-ferred, -fer·ring) 1. [tr.] grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right).2. [intr.] have discussions; exchange opinions: the officials were conferring with allies.DERIVATIVES: con·fer·ment n.
(in sense 1).con·fer·ra·ble adj.con·fer·ral / -ˈfərəl/ n.
(in sense 1).
oxford views updated Jun 08 2018
†bring together, collect; compare, collate; converse, take counsel; bestow. XVI. — L. conferre
, f. CON-
bring, BEAR 2
†collation, collection; taking counsel, discourse; meeting for consultation. XVI. — F. conférence
or medL. conferentia