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confer (up)on (someone or something)

1. To discuss something with someone. We need to meet this afternoon and confer on the candidates we've interviewed so far. Your mother and I need to confer on this issue before we make a decision.
2. To bestow something, often a title or honor, on someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is often used between "confer" and "on," and "upon" can be used in place of "on." The queen will confer an official title upon him at the ceremony tonight.
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confer on someone or something (with someone)

 and confer (on someone or something) with someone; confer with someone (about someone or something); confer (with someone) about someone or something
to discuss someone or something. Let us confer on this matter with the headmaster. I want to confer with you on how to handle the problem. I need to confer with you about Walter.
See also: confer, on

confer something (up)on someone

to grant something, such as an academic degree, to someone, usually in a ceremony. (Upon is more formal than on.) The university conferred an honorary degree upon her. They conferred degrees on 300 graduates this year.
See also: confer, on

confer with someone

(about someone or something) Go to confer on someone or something (with someone)
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They were of concerted opinion that conferment of Nobel Prize on Malala was a slap on the faces of those trying to pull Pakistan to medieval ages.
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ON the conferment of the honour of Freeman of the City of Birmingham on Mr Sydney Vernon may I be allowed to express on behalf of a great number of students of the University the satisfaction that this honour has given us.
Rao's contributions have been recognized by most major scientific academies around the world through conferment of memberships and fellowships.
We, the public of India, therefore urge your goodness to expedite conferment of Bharat Ratna posthumously to Dhyan Chand so that his role in nation building gets its due recognition, and the same is presented on this year's Republic Day," the memorandum said.
McKenzie will be awarded the Honorary Doctorate during the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony, a ceremony held every four years.
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A report by SPA said the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, ordered the conferment of the prestigious medal in recognition of the precious historical material Omar provided to the King Abdul-Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives.
It is an accepted fact that the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize is largely fashioned by a political decision -- irrespective of its merits or demerits.
The Conferment of National Honours Bill, which seeks to serve as a guideline to the president in the conferment of national honours on individuals, has come under attack from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR).
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Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday approved the conferment of Padma Shri, the third highest civilian award, on Dr Moopen and 84 others, including seven NRIs from various countries.
It [Nord Stream] is a very important systems project in the energy dialogue between Russia and the European Union, and the conferment of the special status of the trans-European energy network is real evidence of this," Medvedev said.
The necessity to revise the system of conferment of academic titles and degrees and active involvement of the Academy of Sciences in all societal processes were discussed at the meeting of President Kurmanbek Bakiev with the group of academicians in the Government House today.