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Bestow - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bestow' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bestow [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Bestow' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bestow [ v]
Meaning (1):
- present
Example in sentence:
  • bestow an honor on someone;
  • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
Meaning (2):
- bestow a quality on
Example in sentence:
  • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company;
  • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings;
  • The music added a lot to the play;
  • This adds a light note to the program