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confer
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
confer with her coach
Definition
have a conference in order to talk something over
  • They had flown from a secret airfield in Canada to a rendezvous somewhere in Siberia, and had conferred with members of the Eurasian General Staff, to whom they had betrayed important military secrets.
    p. 78.4
conferred = talked
There are no more uses of "confer" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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2  —1 use as in:
confer an honorary degree
Definition
to give — especially an honor or title
  • If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction.
    p. 190.1
confer = give
There are no more uses of "confer" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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