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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confer \Con*fer"\ (k[o^]n*f[~e]r"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Conferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conferring}.] [L. conferre to bring together, contribute, consult; con- + ferre to bear: cf. F. conf['e]rer. See 1st {Bear}.]

1. To bring together for comparison; to compare. [Obs.]

If we confer these observations with others of the like nature, we may find cause to rectify the general opinion. --Boyle.

2. To grant as a possession; to bestow.

The public marks of honor and reward Conferred upon me. --Milton.

3. To contribute; to conduce. [Obs.]

The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together doth much confer to the strength of the union. --Glanvill.


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