- To consult together; to talk over or deliberate upon; to exchange views; to compare notes.
- To present or bestow (an honor, degree, etc.) formally.
From the latin conferre, to bring together, compare.
- The committee members conferred before making a decision.
- We need to confer with the lawyer before taking any action.
- The school confers degrees at its graduation ceremony.
- He was honored with a conferment of a degree.
- The doctor conferred with the patient before starting treatment.