1‘the Queen conferred an honorary knighthood on him’
bestow on, present to, present with, grant to, award to, decorate with, honour with, give to, give out to, gift with, endow with, vest in, hand out to, extend to, vouchsafe to, accord to
2‘she broke off to confer with her colleagues’
consult, have discussions, discuss things, exchange views, talk, have a talk, speak, converse, communicate, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête
negotiate, have negotiations, have talks, parley, palaver
informal have a confab, chew the fat, chew the rag, jaw, rap, powwow
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.