"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
give as a gift
lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringverb
bestow a quality on
"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place.
To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.
To dispose of.
To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone as a gift or honour.
Medals were bestowed on the winning team.
To give in marriage.
To apply; make use of; use; employ.
To behave or deport.
Etymology: From bestowen, bistowen, equivalent to.
to lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put
to use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation
to expend, as money
to give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon
to give in marriage
to demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-stō′, v.t. to stow, place, or put by: to give or confer: to accommodate with quarters: to apply (with on and upon): (refl., Shak.) to acquit one's self.—ns. Bestow′al, act of bestowing: disposal; Bestow′er; Bestow′ment.
The numerical value of bestow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bestow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.
And since mothers bestow life, and women keep the world [together], let us all make greater efforts to promote mothers and to protect women.
You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
He who receives a benefit should never forget it he who bestow should never remember it.
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