confer


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Confer \Con*fer"\, v. i.
   To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to
   deliberate.
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         Festus, when he had conferred with the council,
         answered.                                --Acts xxv.
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         You shall hear us confer of this.        --Shak.

   Syn: To counsel; advise; discourse; converse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Confer \Con*fer"\ (k[o^]n*f[~e]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Conferred; p. pr. & vb. n. Conferring.] [L. conferre to
   bring together, contribute, consult; con- + ferre to bear:
   cf. F. conf['e]rer. See 1st Bear.]
   1. To bring together for comparison; to compare. [Obs.]
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            If we confer these observations with others of the
            like nature, we may find cause to rectify the
            general opinion.                      --Boyle.
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   2. To grant as a possession; to bestow.
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            The public marks of honor and reward
            Conferred upon me.                    --Milton.
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   3. To contribute; to conduce. [Obs.]
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            The closeness and compactness of the parts resting
            together doth much confer to the strength of the
            union.                                --Glanvill.
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