confer
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confer(
kuhn
-
fuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bestow)
a. conceder
The victorious general received the highest honor conferred by his country.El general victorioso recibió el más alto honor concedido por su país.
b. otorgar
The powers conferred on the committee of inquiry are limited.Los poderes otorgados al comité de investigación son limitados.
c. conferir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
We cannot be seen to do anything that might confer legitimacy upon this abhorrent regime.No podemos permitirnos hacer nada que pudiera conferir legitimidad a este abominable régimen.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to have discussions; often used wih "with")
a. consultar con
You cannot confer with your fellow contestants on this question.Para responder a esta pregunta, no puedes consultar con los demás miembros del equipo.
b. deliberar
The jury left the courtroom to confer before bringing in their verdict.El jurado se retiró de la sala para deliberar antes de emitir su veredicto.
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confer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (title, rank, powers)
a. conferir, otorgar
2. (degree, diploma)
a. conceder, otorgar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (discuss)
a. deliberar
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confer [kənˈfɜːʳ]
transitive verb
to confer sth on sb [+honour] conceder or otorgar algo a algn; [+title] conferir or conceder algo a algn
intransitive verb
conferenciar; estar en consultas
to confer with sb consultar con algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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