Confer – 1. Exchange opinions 2. Give an honour
The convicts wore fur (confer) coats and as they walked by the judges exchanged opinions. Eventually they gave the honour of best fur coat to one of them.
Examples of confer in a sentence (exchange opinions)
Due to the unusual symptoms, the doctors had to confer with a specialist before giving a diagnosis.
The jury had to confer for hours before finally coming to a verdict on the trial.
She couldn't believe her husband didn't confer with her before spending their savings on a sports car.
Examples of confer in a sentence (give an honour)
She couldn't believe the judges had decided to confer her with first place in the talent show.
They conferred him with a medal for his bravery in the war.
There's no chance they'll confer him with employee of the month after he yelled at the manager.