Definition of conferee in English:



  • 1A person who attends a conference.

    ‘the conferees discussed the need to control emissions of greenhouse gases’
    • ‘We've seen these kind of games played before in conference, where conferees drop provisions which they should not drop when they're both in the House and the Senate bills.’
    • ‘International donors helped fund transit for the delegates, the construction of the peace village where the conferees met, and equipment such as radios for the border security stations set up by the conference.’
    • ‘Prompted by the position papers and by the tour plenary sessions, conferees spent most of a day in discussion in the working groups.’
    • ‘In the end, both conferees were deeply affected by the event, especially by live-via-telephone testimony from a death-row inmate.’
    • ‘An in-charge conferee utilizes his computer containing appropriate software to initiate the conference and to control the participation of the conferees.’
    • ‘In that list, it seems to me global warming is the most serious problem, though it doesn't follow that we should adopt either the solutions put to the conferees, or any other solution: that depends on costs and benefits.’
    • ‘But fortunately, we're surrounded here by conferees that are plenty capable, plenty smart and care deeply about the future of the country.’
    • ‘Significantly, these broadly representative and informed conferees have reached a unanimous conclusion.’
    • ‘The conferees also agreed to restrict further research on the program without extensive consultation with Congress.’
    • ‘His agreement is necessary before the House conferees can push the language we have in place in the House bill.’
    • ‘The rooms filled with conferees and conference papers seldom interest me.’
    • ‘Thanks to the recent blackout, House and Senate conferees are under renewed pressure to resolve their differences on the environmentally-damaging energy bill that passed both chambers.’
    • ‘Worn out after a day of breakout sessions and adventure excursions, which include mountain biking, horseback riding, and sea kayaking, conferees can retire to the spa to partake of a varied menu of massage therapies.’
    • ‘The weekend conferees will also discuss the concept of proportional representation, which they like, as they believe it advances the cause of minorities and non-mainstream political thinkers.’
    • ‘I hope that in my future I never ever again have to go to a conference and think about whether or not the male conferees are married.’
    • ‘In order to help the conferees better define the term ‘equitable,’ the letter suggests that the farm bill negotiators consider the following criteria for a dairy payment program.’
    • ‘He also has told conferees that nightclub owners now support him (on the basis of one group that switched sides).’
    • ‘In the House-Senate conference, it was defeated by the Senate conferees on a 15 to 14 straight-line party vote.’
    • ‘House and Senate budget conferees agree on a $1.8 trillion budget resolution for fiscal year 2001 that includes $7.1 billion for a farm bailout package.’
    • ‘As the week came to a close, conferees took the information they had learned in DC home to apply in their local communities, the message ‘Stay Engaged’ echoing in their ears.’
  • 2A person on whom something is conferred.