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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 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 (one)

To discuss or consult with one about someone or something . 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 supervisor before making a decision.
See also: confer, on

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 (one)

To discuss or consult with one (about something). I need to confer with you on the candidates we've interviewed so far—are you free this afternoon? I wish you would confer with me before making such a big decision.
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confer with (one) about (someone or something)

To meet with one in order to discuss someone or something. 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 with (one) on (someone or something)

To discuss or consult with one about someone or something . 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 supervisor on this issue 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Buhari, who was represented by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, said that the chieftaincy title conferred on his Guinean counterpart by the Emir was a great honour to him personally and the country as well.
In the ceremony, 41 Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), 36 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and five Tamgha-i-Basalat were conferred upon PAF officers, while 33 Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-I were conferred upon PAF junior commissioned officers.
In the ceremony, 41 Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), 36 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and 5 Tamgha-i-Basalat were conferred upon PAF officers, while 33 Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-I were conferred upon the PAF JCOs.
Dr Pervaiz Ahmad Chaudhry, Dr Prof (retd) Muhammad Latif Chaudhry, Muhammad Imran Munir, Babra Sharif, Kamil Khan Mumtaz and Khwaja Masood Akhtar were conferred with Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz was conferred on Prof Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi, Sabihuddin Rehmani and Syed Ali Abbas.
In total, the president conferred 58 military and 66 civil awards.
The medals were conferred on the occasion of ROP Day which is celebrated on January 5 every year.
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President Duterte has posthumously conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag on Chief Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubana, police chief of Mallig, Isabela, who was killed in an anti-drug operation last Sunday.
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HYDERABAD -- Isra University conferred academic degrees to 453 graduates and decorated the outshining students with gold and silver medals at its 15th annual convocation on Saturday.