What does bestow mean?

Definitions for bestow
bɪˈstoʊbe·stow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confer, bestow(verb)

    present

    "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"

  2. bestow(verb)

    give as a gift

  3. lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. bestow(Verb)

    To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place.

  2. bestow(Verb)

    To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.

  3. bestow(Verb)

    To dispose of.

  4. bestow(Verb)

    To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone as a gift or honour.

    Medals were bestowed on the winning team.

  5. bestow(Verb)

    To give in marriage.

  6. bestow(Verb)

    To apply; make use of; use; employ.

  7. bestow(Verb)

    To behave or deport.

  8. Origin: From bestowen, bistowen, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bestow(verb)

    to lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put

  2. Bestow(verb)

    to use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation

  3. Bestow(verb)

    to expend, as money

  4. Bestow(verb)

    to give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon

  5. Bestow(verb)

    to give in marriage

  6. Bestow(verb)

    to demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bestow

    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.

How to pronounce bestow?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say bestow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bestow in a Sentence

  1. Pierre Charron:

    He who receives a benefit should never forget it he who bestow should never remember it.

  2. Pierre Charron:

    He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestow should never remember it.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend:

    Being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.

  4. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Oh, Lord, bestow me with the power, that as much as I love her, I extinguish the need of loving her within me.

  5. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.

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