verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
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One evening, they found Sanjay and his friends “conferring” with two women in a hotel room near the slum.
Various countries are conferring about how to solve that problem.
Pinault, gray-flannelled and black-shoed, was conferring at the next-door table with an adviser, Philippe Segalot.
It is only in modern times that the conferring of a degree follows upon a set written examination.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
I should be very sorry if you went to Miss Northwick with the idea that we were conferring a favor in any way.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
She hastened toward the two gentlemen, and smiled as if she were conferring a favor.Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains|Amy Brooks
When he sang he seemed to be inspired by the fact, to him patent, that he was conferring on mankind a boon inconceivably precious.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
We have sometimes seen them conferring together among themselves in a strange manner.