Ezeilo was conferred with a national honor of Officer of the Order of Nigeria in 2006 for her work as a human-rights defender.
Black, Massie, and I conferred about how to tell Shannon the news.
After Doar conferred with police and protestors, the angry antagonists withdrew.
In September 2004, President Bush conferred on him the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest Foreign Service rank.
Polanski conferred with his lawyer and then answered: “She was 13.”
M. de Luynes little thought that he had conferred with a wolf who wished to carry off his lamb.
Oahika conferred with his friends for a while, and then turned to the skipper.
It should also be mentioned that bracelets were conferred as a military decoration in the field.
I conferred with him concerning the advisability of an egg-nog.
The Prince and Barraclough conferred in whispers, and presently the latter resumed his position.
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.