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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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I wish to highlight that the conferment of the OMAA to this outstanding Filipino represents undoubtedly a milestone in renewing the long-standing friendship between Mexico and the Philippines.
The highlight of the visit is the conferment of 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' by the Emperor of Japan tomorrow at Imperial Palace here.
Speaking on the occasion, Kimihide Ando - wearing traditional Pakistani dress shalwar kameez and black waistcoat - thanked the ambassador for hosting the reception to celebrate the conferment of Sitara-e-Pakistan upon him by the government of Pakistan.
The conferment is a big event, said CPCU Society Leadership President Brian Savko, adding that the society has had its annual meeting in Hawaii every five or six years, and students plan to time their course of study so that they will receive the designation at the Hawaii meeting.
May I therefore humbly suggest that we would all like to offer our congratulations and our thanks to him for a debt which can never really be repaid in full measure but which has been satisfied to some extent by the conferment of the honour last Saturday.
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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.President Bakiev said there is a shortage of analysts, researchers, design engineers, serious researches in the country.
-- The Chapter of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCUs) Long Island will feature James Corcoran, superintendent of the New York Department of Insurance, at the annual conferment dinner.
Hope vice-chancellor and rector Professor Gerald Pillay said: "This conferment of an honorary degree at the end of a wonderful year of celebration in Liverpool is most fitting."
Jane Ward, the mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, said, "Conferment of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough is the highest tribute a borough county council can bestow.
She said: "Conferment of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough is the highest tribute that a borough county council can bestow.
The conferment and lecture will take place on St George's Day during the official reopening of Liverpool's neo-classical St George's Hall following a pounds 2 3m restoration.
I look forward to attending the conferment dinner at York St John University this evening, held on the university campus."