English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'confer'

(verb) 
Definition
to discuss together
She conferred with Hill and the others in her office.
Synonyms
,
talk
Let's talk about these new ideas of yours.
,
consult
The umpires consulted quickly.
,
deliberate
The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
,
discourse
He discoursed for several hours on English prose.
,
converse
They were conversing in German, their only common language.
,
parley
Both sides indicated their readiness to parley.
(verb) 
Definition
to grant or give
An honorary degree was conferred on him by the University of Vienna.
Synonyms
grant
France has agreed to grant him political asylum.
,
give
a bill that will give extra rights to thousands of elderly people
,
present
The queen presented the prizes to the winning captain.
,
accord
On his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
,
award
She was awarded the prize for both films.
,
hand out
,
bestow
The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
,
vouchsafe (old-fashioned)
He vouchsafed them a little more brandy.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accord
Definition
to grant
On his return home, the government accorded him the rank of Colonel.
Synonyms
present with,
endow with,
bestow on,
confer on,
vouchsafe (old-fashioned),
impart with
in the sense of award
Definition
to give (something) for merit
She was awarded the prize for both films.
Synonyms
in the sense of bestow
Definition
to present (a gift) or confer (an honour)
The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.
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