Confer vs Conferment - What's the difference?
As a verb confer
is (obsolete|intransitive) to compare.
As a noun conferment is
the act of conferring; a presentation.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To compare.
* 1557 (book title):
- The Newe Testament ... Conferred diligently with the Greke, and best approued translations.
- Confer thine estate with others […]. Be content and rest satisfied, for thou art well in respect to others […].
To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate.
* 1974 , "A Traveler's Perils", Time , 25 Mar 1974:
- If we confer these observations with others of the like nature, we may find cause to rectify the general opinion.
(obsolete) To bring together; to collect, gather.
To grant as a possession; to bestow.
- Local buttons popped when Henry Kissinger visited Little Rock last month to confer with Fulbright on the Middle East oil talks.
* 2010 , Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer , 7 Feb 2010:
- the public marks of honour and reward conferred upon me
(obsolete) To contribute; to conduce.
- The special immunities that are conferred on MPs were framed with the essential purpose of allowing them to speak freely in parliament.
- The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together doth much confer to the strength of the union.
The act of conferring; a presentation