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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFERRING

It came to me like a flash as the Emperor was conferring the honours upon me.

Each day he alleged the necessity of conferring with the woman.

One would think I had come to ask a favor instead of conferring one.

And in the conferring of such benefits he was disposed to think he could outbid the world.

Evidently he was conferring with someone else, probably Ku Sui.

Each was receiving and conferring a favor; there was no debt on either side.

Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.

The day of the conferring of it will ever live in my memory.

The city of Florence claimed the right of conferring knighthood.

I do not want to reproach you with benefits which he felt pleasure in conferring.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French conférer (14c.) "to give, converse, compare," from Latin conferre "to bring together," figuratively "to compare; consult, deliberate, talk over," from com- "together" (see com-) + ferre "to bear" (see infer). Sense of "taking counsel" led to conference. The meaning "compare" (common 1530-1650) is largely obsolete, but the abbreviation cf. still is used in this sense. Related: Conferred; conferring.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONFERRING

conference

nounconvention, colloquium
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