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transitive verb conferring, conferred, conferred
1(bestow)(honor/title/right) conceder(honor/title/right) conferir formalto confer sth on sb/sth — concederle algo a algn/algo
formal — conferirle algo a algn/algoto confer sth upon sb/sth — concederle algo a algn/algo
formal — conferirle algo a algn/algo
- Finally, has any valuable benefit been conferred on either party?
- Chief among these is the question of whether any benefits were conferred on the generous donors.
- The ceremony in which SFU will confer the honorary degrees, will be held on the last day of the Dalai Lama's visit.
- Those who drafted the Convention have taken pains to confer rights differentially according to a classification process.
- In principle, it is patent rights that confer property rights in innovations.
- Since the law confers this public right, I deprecate any attempt artificially to restrict its scope.
- It does not confer a right of property as such nor does it guarantee the content of any rights in property.
- It is the only means of establishing, under law, that the university has a historic power to confer degrees.
- The first is that the Act is a scheme of social welfare, intended to confer benefits at the public expense on grounds of public policy.
- As we have seen, it is only through the state that society confers rights on individuals; and each state is necessarily a single, particular polity.
- Statehood, even if qualified as provisional or interim, confers a degree of sovereignty.
- The use of the loan system confers multiple benefits on the parties concerned.
- One of the things I found is that just because you pass a law and confer a benefit doesn't mean people know it exists.
- As a custom, it became regulated by laws that confer rights and impose duties on those who practice it.
- They also fear it can easily be coached and thus confer benefits to wealthy applicants.
- This may confer an added benefit on women, whose families may be reluctant to let them study overseas.
- By this very simple definition, we see that law confers rights.
- Is it alcohol or wine in particular that confers these benefits?
- It also shows how the district confers benefits on firms in indirect ways.
- It is often assumed that participation in clinical trials confers benefit to patients.
intransitive verb conferring, conferred, conferred
1(discuss)consultarto confer with sb (about sth) — consultar (algo) con algn
- There on the road, the woman is conferring with Henry.
- ‘After conferring with my colleagues, several of them asked me to run for chair,’ he said.
- After conferring with flight controllers and three doctors who happened to be on board, the pilot decided to land in Newfoundland's capital.
- He began in Tibetan but quickly switched to English, often conferring with his eloquent translator to confirm his use of words.
- He made his translation, not conferring with anyone, and brought it to the weekly meeting of the company.
- He had been talking with some of the other passengers and conferring with them as well.
- He spent much of his time in the countryside, conferring with party secretaries, cajoling farm chairmen, making promises to the peasants in the kind of earthy language they could understand.
- I find nothing more satisfying than quietly conferring with other nations to develop a proposal that improves species conservation.
- For example the scenes of Bobby's grandmother conferring with the psychic at around 70 minutes is very finely detailed.
- But the fight was stopped by the referee, after conferring with the ringside physician, at the conclusion of the round.
- After conferring with the huge arrival board near the wall of windows, she looked over to the crowd of reporters and camera crews surrounding the door.
- They are always conferring with each other and chuckling away in a nice little group there, but it is a group that people are going to see as part of a failed Government.
- He remained on the bridge, constantly conferring with the officer of the deck as the events on the surface unfolded.
- Throughout this exchange, Arlene and the little woman were conferring.
- I conferred with him where I discussed the problem with lack of disclosure from the officers.
- They seemed to be conferring amongst themselves, even though they didn't speak aloud.
- The two CIA agents then conferred, but only parts of their conversation can be heard.
- He in turn confers with Geronimo, the local stage tech and they work something out with sidelights.
- Then there's the party's head of political intelligence, a man with whom the prime minister confers regularly.
- She asks if there is any hardware in the leg - such as a pin in the hip - confers with the Chinese man, makes a call and sends me back to unit two.
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