conferrer

Definitions of conferrer
  1. noun
    person who makes a gift of property
    synonyms: bestower, donor, giver, presenter
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    Andrew Carnegie
    United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
    Peter Cooper
    United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Ezra Cornell
    United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
    Solomon Guggenheim
    United States philanthropist; son of Meyer Guggenheim who created several foundations to support the arts (1861-1949)
    John Harvard
    American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)
    Milton Snavely Hershey
    United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
    Johns Hopkins
    United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Andrew William Mellon
    United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937)
    Alfred Bernhard Nobel
    Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    First Viscount Nuffield
    British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
    John Davison Rockefeller
    United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
    Commodore Vanderbilt
    United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
    Elihu Yale
    English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
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    abnegator
    one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
    almsgiver
    a person who gives alms
    Indian giver
    an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
    altruist, philanthropist
    someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
    settlor, trustor
    (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
    contributor, subscriber
    someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
    subsidiser, subsidizer
    someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
    tipper
    a person who leaves a tip
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    benefactor, helper
    a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
  2. noun
    someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
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    communicator
    a person who communicates with others
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