confer vt. 授予(称号、学位等)，赠与，把……赠与，协议 vi. 协商，交换意见
例句：She will confer with the manager about your suggestion.
conference n. 会议，讨论会，协商会
例句：The conference will be held in the Capitol in Washington.
consult v. 商量，商议，请教，参考，考虑
例句：The officer paused to consult his notes, and then proceeded with his questions.
consultant n. 顾问，商议者，咨询者
例句：If you were the consultant, what steps would you suggest to get the company to planeffectively?
negotiate v. (与某人)商议，谈判，磋商，买卖
例句：Since our contract is near its term, the company has negotiated a new contract with itsstaff.