Definition of 'bestow'
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Both women resent the lack of honours bestowed on their relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It vexed him that the golden deeds of his youth had been largely forgotten and that no knighthood had been bestowed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We'd want to make sure we really have something before we go out and bestow the gift on others. Christianity Today (2000)It is the literary award that has bestowed instant celebrity on some of the brightest writers in the English language. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When an honour is bestowed, it isn't just for me. Daily Readings with Mother Theresa (1993)Encouraged by politicians, many adults indulge the infantile fantasy that the Government can bestow gifts on us while imposing costs on no one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'bestow'
British English: bestow VERB
To bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them.
...an honour bestowed on every soldier who serves overseas.
Definition of bestow from the Collins English Dictionary
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