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[ kuhn-furd ]


  1. (of a gift, award, or honor) bestowed or awarded:

    Posthumously conferred awards will be presented to the deceased’s spouse or next-of-kin.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of confer ( def ).
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  • un·con·ferred adjective
  • well-con·ferred adjective
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Example Sentences

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.

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.

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.

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.

The stewardess conferred with the captain,” Caro said, “and they found us this little hotel in Paris.

In theory, innocent until proven guilty is a principle conferred on all of us.

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.

Thereupon the Prince went to Westminster Abbey and conferred knighthood upon his companions.

The application to the Government for remuneration for benefits conferred on the public was unsuccessful.

A corporation has no lien on its stock for the indebtedness of the owner unless conferred by charter or statute.

They added that it would hardly be disputed that the Railways had on the whole conferred great benefits upon Ireland.

Because Social Covenanting, approved in Scripture, conferred descending obligation.


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