verb (used without object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
verb (used with object), con·ferred, con·fer·ring.
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Clearly, money—having it, what it confers, what it means—is different when you have lots of it.Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary|Tim Teeman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It confers protection under the law to those who have lacked it.New Report Says Same-Sex Marriage Is Good for Public Health|Russell Saunders|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is an unusual right: one which confers not entitlement benefits or other government-granted goodies, but responsibilities.Immigration Reform and the GOP’s Anti-Gay Suicide Mission|Jonathan Rauch|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But still it confers some advantages over the newer, flashier techniques that have come to dominate over the last two decades.Depression Is Linked to Hyperconnectivity of Brain Regions, a New Study Shows|Casey Schwartz|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, his idealistic request for wife and mistress to be present confers symbolic legitimacy on both.
But a woman, of course, has no capacity of the kind, and no title accordingly to the liberation which it confers.Ancient Law|Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
At present, that element of slavery which is properly called domestic, confers incalculable advantages on the slave.Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery|William A. Smith
In other words, it ionises a molecule of the gas or confers its electric charge upon it.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
Givers also will desist from giving to him who receives only, and confers no benefits, so that he must fail in receiving.
Its stimulus wears off quickly and leaves a corresponding depression, but it confers half an hour of capability of intense effort.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns