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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fer /kənˈfɝ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conferred p. pr. & vb. n. Conferring.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fer, v. i. To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.
    Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered.   --Acts xxv. 12.
    You shall hear us confer of this.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To counsel; advise; discourse; converse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : compare (used in texts to point the reader to another
            location in the text) [syn: cf., cf, see, see
      v 1: have a conference in order to talk something over; "We
           conferred about a plan of action" [syn: confabulate, confab,
      2: present; "The university conferred a degree on its most
         famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an
         honor on someone" [syn: bestow]
      [also: conferring, conferred]