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    #1

    confer/dispel/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    “But, dear brother, think, further think for a moment, what joy filled our hearts, and with what surprise we must have bowed, (for who would not have bowed the knee for such a blessing?) when we received under his hand the Holy Priesthood as he said, ‘Upon you my fellow-servants, in the name of Messiah, I confer this Priesthood and this authority, which shall remain upon earth, that the Sons of Levi may yet offer an offering unto the Lord in righteousness!’

    confer = give

    Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered.

    confer = to have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate

    Mr. Mitterrand conferred the Legion of Honour on seven war veterans.

    confer = grant

    The system had conferred great benefits.

    confer = give; grant

    The prisoner asked permission to confer with his lawyer.

    confer = consult

    Your trust confers an honour on me.

    confer = render

    I have to confer with my lawyer.

    confer with = counsel with

    Confer remark on the next page.

    confer = compare

    Then his voice, though mild, pierced to the center, and his words, "I am thy fellow servant," dispelled every fear.

    [Satan] gently raised their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears.

    dispel = force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

    I saw myself the lambent easy light gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.

    dispel = scatter

    We have to dispel their apprehensions.

    dispel = drive away, disperse

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: confer/dispel/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    “But, dear brother, think, further think for a moment, what joy filled our hearts, and with what surprise we must have bowed, (for who would not have bowed the knee for such a blessing?) when we received under his hand the Holy Priesthood as he said, ‘Upon you my fellow-servants, in the name of Messiah, I confer this Priesthood and this authority, which shall remain upon earth, that the Sons of Levi may yet offer an offering unto the Lord in righteousness!’

    confer = give

    Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered.

    confer = to have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate

    Mr. Mitterrand conferred the Legion of Honour on seven war veterans.

    confer = grant

    The system had conferred great benefits.

    confer = give; grant

    The prisoner asked permission to confer with his lawyer.

    confer = consult

    Your trust confers an honour on me.

    confer = render
    I would rather use the same definition as above: confer = give; grant

    I have to confer with my lawyer.

    confer with = counsel with

    Confer remark on the next page.
    I have never seen "confer" used in this away. "Compare this with the remark on the next page" makes sense to me, but not "confer."

    confer = compare

    Then his voice, though mild, pierced to the center, and his words, "I am thy fellow servant," dispelled every fear.

    [Satan] gently raised their fainting courage, and dispelled their fears.

    dispel = force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

    I saw myself the lambent easy light gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.

    dispel = scatter
    Perhaps, but the meaning is the same as below: dispel = drive away, disperse

    We have to dispel their apprehensions.

    dispel = drive away, disperse

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    For the most part these are correct as you have given them.

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    #3

    Re: confer/dispel/

    I guess, to dispel is to break a spell.(to remove the spells from the one who is affected.)
    At least, This is what I know as an old Heroes of MM player.

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