verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
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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