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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)

To discuss something with someone. I need to confer on the candidates we've interviewed so far with you—are you free this afternoon? I need to confer on this issue with your mother before making a decision.
See also: confer, on

confer with (someone)

To discuss something with someone. I need to confer with you on the candidates we've interviewed so far—are you free this afternoon? I need to confer with your mother on this issue before making a decision.
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confer with (someone) about (someone or something)

To discuss something with someone. I need to confer with you about the candidates we've interviewed so far—are you free this afternoon? I need to confer with your mother about this issue before making a decision.
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confer about (someone or something)

To discuss something with someone. We need to confer about the candidates we've interviewed so far—are you free this afternoon? Your mother and I need to confer about this issue before making a decision.
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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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"If you weren't going fast enough he'd come out and go faster than you just to prove that it could be done," Confer recalls with a laugh.
The trouble with saying that a large percentage of the artworld must confer arthood upon a work for it to be an artwork is that avant-garde works would not be artworks, at least not at first.
'The only honorary degree that the University of the Philippines should confer to President Duterte: Doctor of Crimes Against Humanity,' he added.
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So, I am also very pleased that we are going to confer on Sachin Tendulkar membership of the "Order of Australia".
ISLAMABAD -- Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced to confer Best University Teacher Awards 2011 on August 21st, 2013 upon 63 university faculty members.
ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2011 (Balochistan Times): King of Malaysia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin will confer an honorary doctorate degree on Pakistans famous scientist professor doctor Atta-ur-Rahman in October this year in Malaysia.
"Under the provision of grant of honorary rank by the Armed Forces to eminent personalities acknowledging their contribution towards the nation, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil is pleased to confer Sachin with the honorary rank of Group Captain," said an IAF statement.
His Highness the Deputy Amir confers the Decoration of Al Wajba on Li Chen, the outgoing Ambassador of China, His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office the outgoing ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso and Australia, Li Chen, Adama Compaore and Dr Axel Wabenhorst, respectively, in Doha on Tuesday.
Summary: President posthumously confers award on Pakistan Day; Naeem died trying to overpower terrorist.
Combined, the reports offer definitive evidence that circumcision confers strong-though not complete--protection against infection by the virus, says Anthony S.
The draw confers advantages and disadvantages in every race, everywhere, but how big a bias is acceptable?
In so doing, it confers a maturity upon them that has little to do with age but has much to do with sheer physical skill and even more with artistic understanding.
Early reports indicated that the 184 mutation could improve susceptibility to zidovudine; other reports have suggested that lamivudine resistance confers increased fidelity to the reverse transcriptase enzyme and makes the virus less fit or less pathogenic.
Giving birth confers on women some protection against ovarian cancer.
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