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She was married to her kingdom with all the advantages that conferred on her people. Jane Dunn ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)The rights conferred were only rights to residence for the specific purpose set out. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The same genes that confer ability also confer learning difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One of the central features of marriage is the signing of a legal agreement that confers responsibilities and rights on both parties. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Celebrity confers power and so it's right to hold famous people to account. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nearly all the benefits nature's gifts confer on us happen through the medium of the skin. Turner, Roger Newman The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)The basis on which rights are conferred varies, some depending on residence and others on contribution. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Section 83 conferred a right of appeal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)New regulatory bodies could be approved to confer the right to practise reserved activities, he says. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But voting is a constitutional right, conferred by nations that practise the former. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A charter confers enormous power on ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Applying to be a deputy is more costly and complex, and the powers it confers are much more limited than those of an attorney. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wealth, they said, conferred power. Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Political patronage in appointments confers honour, not wisdom, on those ennobled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)An honour, conferred by the patron, for service rendered. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Membership also confers a stamp of approval, proving to potential clients that a firm's products are trustworthy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sports Direct said that the 4.8 per cent purchase was a standard share acquisition that does not confer any additional rights. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The New York law confers a right of inspection only on persons who have been church members for the six months preceding their request for inspection. Christianity Today (2000)

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Translations for 'confer'

British English: confer VERB
When you confer with someone, you discuss something with them in order to make a decision. You can also say that two people confer.
He conferred with his colleagues.
  • American English: confer
  • Brazilian Portuguese: conferenciar
  • Chinese: 商议
  • European Spanish: consultar
  • French: conférer
  • German: sich beraten
  • Italian: conferire
  • Japanese: 相談する
  • Korean: 협의하다
  • European Portuguese: conferenciar
  • Latin American Spanish: consultar

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