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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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There is a two-way relation between the value conferrer and the object being valued, such that it is in the interaction between the valuer and object that values arise in the first place.
3) Groups are apt conferrers and apt bearers of (aggregated) gratitude.
The six associations, which are a major component in the completion of the dialogue sessions, have already suspended their participation in the dialogue sessions in July 2011, and again they suspended their participation yesterday after failing to impose their own agenda on the conferrers, therefore they bear responsibility for suspending the national dialogue sessions.
The six associations, which are a major component in the completion of the dialogue sessions, have already suspended their participation in the dialogue sessions in July 2011, and again they suspended their participation Wednesday after failing to impose their own agenda on the conferrers, therefore they bear responsibility for suspending the national dialogue sessions," Rajab said.