con· fer | \ kən-ˈfər \
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1: to discuss something important in order to make a decision
The lawyer and judge conferred about the ruling.
2: to give (something, such as a degree, award, title, right, etc.) to someone or something
// The lawyer and judge conferred about the ruling. (audio)
// conferred an honorary degree on her
// The US Constitution confers certain powers on the president.