Search for crossword answers and clues
Have a parley
Answer for the clue "Have a parley ", 6 letters:
Alternative clues for the word confer
Word definitions for confer in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB also ▪ All Henley postgraduate students are registered at Brunel University which also confers the degree. ▪ The Schedule also confers a right of appeal on an unsuccessful applicant or objector to the sheriff. ▪ Such ...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. 1 (context obsolete intransitive English) To compare. (16th–18th c.) 2 (context intransitive English) To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate. (from 16th c.) 3 (context obsolete transitive English) To bring together; to collect, gather. ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, from Middle French conférer (14c.) "to give, converse, compare," from Latin conferre "to bring together," figuratively "to compare; consult, deliberate, talk over," from com- "together" (see com- ) + ferre "to bear" (see infer ). Sense of "taking ...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Confer \Con*fer"\ (k[o^]n*f[~e]r"), v. t. [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 .] To bring together for comparison; to compare. ...
Usage examples of confer.
The case arose out of a series of acts of the legislature of New York, passed between the years 1798 and 1811, which conferred upon Livingston and Fulton the exclusive right to navigate the waters of that State with steam-propelled vessels.
State, as a condition of doing business within its jurisdiction, may exact a license tax from a telegraph company, a large part of whose business is the transmission of messages from one State to another and between the United States and foreign countries, and which is invested with the powers and privileges conferred by the act of Congress passed July 24, 1866, and other acts incorporated in Title LXV of the Revised Statutes?
Nor can a State withdraw Indians within its borders from the operation of acts of Congress regulating trade with them by conferring on them rights of citizenship and suffrage, whether by its constitution or its statutes.
Furthermore, the rights which the present statutes confer are subject to the Anti-Trust Acts, though it can be hardly said that the cases in which the Court has endeavored to draw the line between the rights claimable by patentees and the kind of monopolistic privileges which are forbidden by those acts exhibit entire consistency in their holdings.
Through February and March, despite the weather, Adams kept on the move, traveling back and forth between Amsterdam, Leyden, and The Hague, conferring with as many of his Dutch friends and contacts as possible.
While Adams conferred with Jefferson and Franklin, Abigail and Nabby toured the city, John Quincy serving as their guide and interpreter.
One of the missions conferred upon him was to build an embassy which would serve to welcome the Anakim during their next stay on earth.
Their assertions of the vast benefits conferred upon the human race by experiments upon living animals are made in the journals of the day, in popular magazines--in periodicals which refuse opportunity of rejoinder, and which therefore lend their influence to securing the permanency of untruth.
Swiss nation is in my time of no legs invaded and despoiled by stronger and evil hated and neighboring nations, who claim as in the Anschluss of Hitler that they are friends and are not invading the Swiss but conferring on us gifts of alliance.
Hence an act granting a right of appeal from the Commission to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is not unconstitutional as conferring executive power upon a judicial body.
Washington time, Saturday, RFK and Barnett conferred yet again by telephone.
Ben was presenting a major research project from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with all the prestige that automatically conferred.
The electrician conferred with his bunkmate, a missile maintenance technician.
A committee was appointed to confer with her respecting the Burman Mission, and at her suggestion several important measures were adopted.
Seymore saw the Channel Eight reporter conferring with his producer and cameraperson, a man with hugely muscled arms.