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con·fer

confer

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: confers, conferring, conferred
definition 1: to give or award.
They conferred the Medal of Honor upon him.
synonyms:
award, bestow
antonyms:
strip
similar words:
accord, give, grant, present
definition 2: to meet for discussion; hold a conference.
The judges conferred to decide who should be the winner.
synonyms:
deliberate
similar words:
huddle, meet, talk
derivation: conferment (n.)
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The word confer contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic