Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confer

2 senses of confer

Sense 1
confer, confabulate, confab, consult -- (have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 2
confer, bestow -- (present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone")
       => award, present -- (give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation")

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