Definition of bestow in English:

bestow

Line breaks: be¦stow
Pronunciation: /bɪˈstəʊ
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

bestowal

noun
More example sentences
  • Indeed, if my dear husband is reading, the previous sentence does not apply to you, as the regular bestowal of gifts is part of the marriage contract.
  • It has now become a rich and integral part of the fabric of communal life, acknowledged nationally on a number of occasions, by the bestowal of AIMS awards, the Oscars of the amateur musical stage.
  • The goddess is now depicted as a blind power, and hence as completely careless and indiscriminate in the bestowal of her gifts.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'use for, devote to'): from be- (as an intensifier) + Old English stōw 'place'.

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