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Used when a formal honor or academic achievement is officially given. SlideThe knighthood was conferred on the veteran by the Queen.
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Often implies a recognition of merit or accomplishment. SlideAfter years of research, the scientist was conferred with a prestigious award.
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Commonly used in a passive form, especially in formal announcements. SlideDegrees were conferred upon the graduates during the ceremony.