vb , -fers, -ferring, -ferred
1 tr; foll by: on or upon to grant or bestow (an honour, gift, etc.)
2 intr to hold or take part in a conference or consult together
3 tr an obsolete word for →
(C16: from Latin conferre to gather together, compare, from com- together + ferre to bring)
conferment, conferral n
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