verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
Origin of confer
Examples from the Web for conferment
The preliminaries, formal or otherwise, to the conferment of degrees have now been described.The Oxford Degree Ceremony|Joseph Wells
"Not from men" excludes human derivation; "not through man," human intervention in the conferment of Paul's office.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
But Athanasius apprehended this redemption as a conferment, from without and from above, of a divine nature.Edward Caldwell Moore|Edward Moore