verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
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The presence of the Google Guaranteed badge on the profile and Local Pack may confer a consumer-trust advantage that will result in higher CTRs.Google Guaranteed badge starting to appear on Google Maps listings|Greg Sterling|November 19, 2020|Search Engine Land
If infections don’t confer long-term immunity, that approach won’t work.
In return, the fungi become flush with essential nutrients and minerals, a number of which can confer antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer benefits to humans.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
He suggests that the fluorescent pigments absorb UV rays, emitting harmless blue light, though the study can’t say precisely how the pigments confer protection.Glowing blue helps shield this tardigrade from harmful ultraviolet light|Jonathan Lambert|October 13, 2020|Science News
High housing prices also work against the wage advantage that cities confer, especially for less-educated workers in expensive cities like New York and San Francisco.
After Doar conferred with police and protestors, the angry antagonists withdrew.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Nancy Pelosi was speaker, the gold medal was authorized for golfer Arnold Palmer and conferred by Boehner.
A true icon never begged for approval or appreciation: both were conferred upon them.Streisand’s Gay Sex Problem, and the Death of the Gay Icon|Tim Teeman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ezeilo was conferred with a national honor of Officer of the Order of Nigeria in 2006 for her work as a human-rights defender.
As a nation we are not taking responsibility for the gun rights that our founding fathers have conferred upon us.Mark Kelly: 'Gabby and I are pro-gun ownership. We are anti-gun violence'|Ilana Glazer|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When he was on his death-bed, in 1869, the empty title of knighthood was conferred upon him.The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work|Ernest Favenc
The authorities, following this custom, conferred upon the baby the lordly name of Davenant.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
No honors could be conferred on its great architects that were deemed extravagant.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
His knighthood was conferred with the greatest splendor and all the formalities of the time.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II|Charlotte Mary Yonge
Before he granted it, however, he had conferred with the commonwealth attorney.Within an Inch of His Life|Emile Gaboriau