One evening, they found Sanjay and his friends “conferring” with two women in a hotel room near the slum.
Pinault, gray-flannelled and black-shoed, was conferring at the next-door table with an adviser, Philippe Segalot.
Various countries are conferring about how to solve that problem.
It is now stirred by gratitude and again by the conferring of favours.
And in the conferring of such benefits he was disposed to think he could outbid the world.
In conferring that name, we are aware that the future citizens of the place have claims upon us.
Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.
Accolade, a gentle blow with a sword on the shoulder in conferring knighthood.
I do not want to reproach you with benefits which he felt pleasure in conferring.
These reports must be lying on your desk while you are conferring with Weatherly.
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 counsel" led to conference. The meaning "compare" (common 1530-1650) is largely obsolete, but the abbreviation cf. still is used in this sense. Related: Conferred; conferring.