bestow definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • presenting as something special or an honor; confer: bestowed large compliments from the champions.
    • to use; usage: "On Hester Prynne's story . . . We bestowed much idea” ( Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    • To Put or stow: "He bestowed [the money]in his pouches with feigned composure” ( James Joyce).
    • to keep or house.
    • To lay-up in store; to deposit for safe-keeping; to stow; to put; to put.
    • to make use of; to put on; to dedicate, as time or strength in a few career.
    • To expend, as money.
    • To give or confer; to share; -- with on or upon.
    • to provide in-marriage.
    • To demean; to conduct; to respond; -- followed closely by a reflexive pronoun.
  • verb:
    • To lay up available; deposit for safe-keeping; stow; spot.
    • To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.
    • To dump.
    • to provide; confer; impart gratuitously; provide anything to someone as something special or honour.
    • To give in-marriage.
    • To apply; make use of; usage; use.
    • To act or deport.
    • bestow an excellent on
    • give as a present
    • present
  • others:
    • To lay-up in store; deposit for safe-keeping; stow; place.
    • To lodge, or find quarters for; supply with accommodation.
    • To dump.
    • To give; confer; impart gratuitously: followed closely by on or upon prior to the individual: as, to bestow praise or blame impartially.
    • to offer in-marriage.
    • to put on; utilize; usage; use.
    • To act or deport.
    • Synonyms Confer, give, etc. See provide.

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