One evening, they found Sanjay and his friends “conferring” with two women in a hotel room near the slum.
Pinault, gray-flannelled and black-shoed, was conferring at the next-door table with an adviser, Philippe Segalot.
Various countries are conferring about how to solve that problem.
It is now stirred by gratitude and again by the conferring of favours.
You can hardly form a conception of the favor you are conferring upon me.
In conferring that name, we are aware that the future citizens of the place have claims upon us.
The faces of those who were not conferring together were pale and perturbed.
Accolade, a gentle blow with a sword on the shoulder in conferring knighthood.
She was not so fond of conferring happiness, nor so capable of self-sacrifice.
These reports must be lying on your desk while you are conferring with Weatherly.
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.