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