verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
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The teams conferred with one another as they drafted their respective documents.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
An omnipresent subjecthood confers onto the natural world the characteristics of a psyche.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
More quietly, however, other scientists are investigating whether a vaccine that has already been in use for decades could also confer some level of protection.‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus|Esther Landhuis|September 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Gene losses in evolution may sound like damaging events, since genes confer the traits that make life and health possible.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity|Viviane Callier|September 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
“We can’t rely on chemistry to spray our way out of this,” Goodman, a chemist himself, said as the commissioners conferred after the public’s comments.Genetically modified mosquitoes have been OK’d for a first U.S. test flight|Susan Milius|August 22, 2020|Science News
Colleges churn out graduates and confer advanced degrees, but the scramble for jobs continues.
Now Hunter wanted to confer an honorary doctorate on me, and I needed to find the words to properly convey how honored I felt.
A commercial transaction does not confer ethical approbation on a customer.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then tells Bilal to confer with his brother Burak, his sister Sumeyye and other relatives.Does Alleged Corruption Video Spell the End Of Turkey’s Erdogan?|Thomas Seibert|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I confer with editors at ESPN.com every week about the next week.Opening Day 2013: How to Write About Baseball in the Big Leagues|Noah Charney|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the chief stepped back "to confer with the old women—the real arbiters of savage war."Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
For to give the child its ignorance is to confer a great boon; to make it capable of something in life.Discourses of Keidansky|Bernard G. Richards
I can not say how full of acknowledgements every one amongst us is for ye favr you confer'd upon one of their society.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
That all come only for the material benefits you confer, I do not believe.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
I took occasion at a reception at the royal palace to confer suitable honors and rewards on my victorious generals.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw