Bestow

Definitions of "Bestow"

To present as a gift or an honor; confer. transitive verb

To apply; use. transitive verb

To place or stow. transitive verb

To store or house. transitive verb

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: followed by on or upon before the recipient: as, to bestow praise or blame impartially.

To give in marriage.

To apply; make use of; use; employ.

To behave or deport.

Synonyms Confer, Grant, etc. See give.

The word "Bestow" in example sentences

_bestow upon others_, and which we can bestow _liberally_ because by this very action we open the way for still greater supplies to flow in. The Hidden Power And Other Papers upon Mental Science

Let her work for you in return for this; she don't ask alms, she only wants employment and a little kindness, and the best charity we can bestow is to see that she has both. An Old-Fashioned Girl

But the idea of relinquishing those delightful amusements and flattering attentions, which wealth and equipage bestow, is painful. The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact

That's a title we bestow on athletes in any sport who like to get bloody. Enough With the Pillow Fights

That's a title we bestow on athletes in any sport who like to get bloody. Enough With the Pillow Fights

Would not viewing an individual's sexual orientation and behaviors as unique to that individual, rather than typical of a group identity, get rid of the sense of rigidity and exclusion that labels bestow? Yolanda Reid Chassiakos: Post-Label Sexuality: The Time Has Come

The child put her left hand upon her father's forehead and held the right above the heads of the others, "As the Goddess of Mercy has given me her favour, so I in her name bestow on you the love of heaven. A Chinese Wonder Book

I make not any doubt, but almes-deedes and prayers, are very mighty; and prevailing meanes, to appease heavens anger for some sinnes committed; but if such as bestow them, did either see or know, to whom they give them: they would more warily keepe them, or else cast them before Swine, in regard they are altogether so unworthy of them. The Decameron

"How much willow ware have I got to 'bestow' on you?" inquired the The Harvester

Selborne "few or no writers on Natural History, save Mr. Gosse and poor Mr. Edward Forbes, have had the power of bringing out the human side of science, and giving to seemingly dry disquisitions ... that living and personal interest, to bestow which is generally the special function of the poet." More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

To say it another way, our egalitarian society does not "bestow" freedom upon you. Vail Daily - Top Stories

We do not forget this, and what we have to bestow, which is very little, is at your command. " The American Family Robinson or, The Adventures of a Family lost in the Great Desert of the West

"Sir Clement," interrupted his Lordship, "I know your inference; and I acknowledge I have not the right of enquiry which any of those three titles bestow; and yet I confess the warmest wishes to serve her and to see her happy. Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

“Sir Clement,” interrupted his Lordship, “I know your inference; and I acknowledge I have not the right of enquiry which any of those three titles bestow; and yet I confess the warmest wishes to serve her and to see her happy. Evelina

They may show you many things and bestow special gifts. The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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