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confer
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  • He was in a state of irritation natural to a gentleman of fine parts who had been snubbed in a benevolent attempt to confer a distinction upon a young woman of inferior characteristics, and the insinuating sympathy of this somewhat desiccated matron appeared to offer him no practical relief.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: confer an honorary degree
as in: confer with her coach
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