Definition of conferee in US English:

conferee

noun

  • 1A person who attends a conference.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The conferees also agreed to restrict further research on the program without extensive consultation with Congress.’
    • ‘The rooms filled with conferees and conference papers seldom interest me.’
    • ‘In the House-Senate conference, it was defeated by the Senate conferees on a 15 to 14 straight-line party vote.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Significantly, these broadly representative and informed conferees have reached a unanimous conclusion.’
    • ‘In the end, both conferees were deeply affected by the event, especially by live-via-telephone testimony from a death-row inmate.’
    • ‘Prompted by the position papers and by the tour plenary sessions, conferees spent most of a day in discussion in the working groups.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He also has told conferees that nightclub owners now support him (on the basis of one group that switched sides).’
    • ‘An in-charge conferee utilizes his computer containing appropriate software to initiate the conference and to control the participation of the conferees.’
    • ‘But fortunately, we're surrounded here by conferees that are plenty capable, plenty smart and care deeply about the future of the country.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His agreement is necessary before the House conferees can push the language we have in place in the House bill.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A person on whom something is conferred.

Pronunciation

conferee

/ˌkänfəˈrē/