the presentation of a degree, honor, gift, etc.:The ceremony included the conferring of 330 undergraduate and 46 graduate degrees.
the act of consulting with someone or carrying on a discussion or deliberation: Conferring is a critical step in reflecting on our writing and ultimately improving it.
relating to the presentation of a degree, honor, gift, etc.: Provide the title of the diploma or degree received, the name of the conferring institution, and its city and state.
involved in or relating to a discussion or consultation:He looked over at the conferring soldiers, deep in conversation and seemingly oblivious to their surroundings.
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How to use conferring in a sentence
If there are any valid objections, the House and Senate withdraw to confer separately.A blizzard, a disputed electoral vote count and the 1887 law tying Pence’s hands | Ronald G. Shafer | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Lindstrom also conferred with Pohl, the chief of the core lab.The CDC’s failed race against covid-19: A threat underestimated and a test overcomplicated | David Willman | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
Reducing personnel or changing employee working conditions are often subject to so-called “meet and confer” negotiations with labor union representatives.Defund the Police? Here’s What’s Actually Possible in San Diego | Ashly McGlone | December 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Earlier this week, he spoke approvingly of the rate of spread, given that it, too, confers immunity.How many Americans will die of covid-19 before the vaccine reaches scale? | Philip Bump | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
If a vaccine can confer long-lasting immunity, on the order of years to decades, widespread community transmission around the globe could cease, he says.As 2020 comes to an end, here’s what we still don’t know about COVID-19 | Science News Staff | December 9, 2020 | Science News
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.
The first commencement of Union College for conferring degrees in the arts and sciences.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But they went slowly, with much half-whispered, sullen conferring and many a backward glance at Marius and those with him.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
In 1855 Congress passed an act conferring citizenship on alien women who should marry American citizens.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
That could not be entered into without conferring that obligation on all the parties represented at its formation.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
She could not but love one upon whom she was conferring such rich blessings.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott