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conferred \conferred\ adj. given formally or officially.

Syn: bestowed, presented.


vb. (en-past of: confer)


See confer

  1. adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text) [syn: cf., cf, see, see also]

  2. [also: conferring, conferred]


adj. given formally or officially [syn: bestowed, presented]

  1. v. have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action" [syn: confabulate, confab, consult]

  2. present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone" [syn: bestow]

  3. [also: conferring, conferred]

Usage examples of "conferred".

Note: The good princes were not those who alone obtained the honors of an apotheosis: it was conferred on many tyrants.

His gratitude and policy conferred on Robert and his posterity the ducal title, ^43 with the investiture of Apulia, Calabria, and all the lands, both in Italy and Sicily, which his sword could rescue from the schismatic Greeks and the unbelieving Saracens.

The Cridi conferred for a moment, exchanging signals with the screen on the wall on which Narrow Leg's face appeared.

He had not regained consciousness but Bob Gerace and the resident orthopedic man had conferred over the results of the MRI and decided how to proceed.

She didn't appear to be as old as Yana, and yet she effortlessly carried an air of the kind of authority generally conferred only by well-seasoned maturity.

Jim and Ezra conferred with those ships that were on the comlink, and it was unanimously decided to continue, and see just how effective the safety gear was.

To be a harper conferred sufficient dignity and privilege so that few would jeopardize their chance to achieve journeyman status by gross misconduct.

She and K’tan conferred often on herbal remedies, and K’tan even visited the Healer Hall at Fort Weyr in search of more suggestions, but nothing seemed to help.

He enlarged Ravenna, restored Rome, and, with the exception of military discipline, conferred upon the Romans every honor.

In order the better to defend himself against those within the city, he made friends of all he could around it, and therefore conferred great benefits upon the Aretini and other subjects of the Florentines.

The nobility having left the palace, the office of the four councillors was taken from their party, and conferred upon twelve of the people.

This deputation, with amazing audacity and surpassing presumption, explained their commission to the Signory, upbraided the Gonfalonier with the dignity they had conferred upon him, the honor they had done him, and with the ingratitude and want of respect he had shown toward them.

It would thus be evident that the injury done to one party, was greater than the benefit they had conferred upon the other.

The usual ceremonies of consecration having been completed, the pope, to show his affection for the city, conferred the honor of knighthood upon Giuliano Davanzati, their Gonfalonier of Justice, and a citizen of the highest reputation.

The Signory appointed Cosmo de' Medici to reply to what had been said by the Venetian ambassador, and in a long and excellent speech he recounted the numerous advantages conferred by the city on the Venetian republic.