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Saturday, July 17, 1999

Definitions for bestow

  1. To present as a gift or an honor; confer.
  2. To apply; use.

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Citations for bestow
He bestowed on him a pension of a hundred crowns a year. John Richard Green, Short History of the English People
In 1933...a hurricane bestowed a bonanza on Ocean City by cutting Fenwick, the island on which its sits, in two, offering new, easy access to oceangoing boats , Washington Post
Origin of bestow
1275-1325
Bestow comes down to us from the Middle English bistowen, from bi-, be- + stowen, to place, to stow.