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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Building on Stuart Scheingold's classic contention in The Politics of Rights (1974) that although the law has significant limitations as a mechanism for delivering social change, it can be a powerful conferrer of entitlement and legitimacy, allowing the mobilization of groups challenging the status quo, Rights at Work goes still further.
(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.
Perhaps one lesson to learn should be that greatness of a nation is not conferred on her by her ability to manage both her human and national resources well, for it is development that conferrers' greatness and not international visibility.