bestow

  • 1 Bestow — Be*stow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestowing}.] [OE. bestowen; pref. be + stow a place. See {Stow}.] 1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put. He bestowed it in a pouch. Sir W. Scott.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bestow — I verb accord, accredit, address, administer, afford, allot, allow, appoint, apportion, attribuere, authorize, award, be favorable to, be prodigal, bequeath, cater, cede, charter, commission, communicate, conferre, concede, confer, confer a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 bestow — [bē stō′, bistō′] vt. [ME bistowen: see BE & STOW] 1. to give or present as a gift: often with on or upon 2. to apply; devote [to bestow much time on a project] 3. Archaic to put or place, as in storage 4. Archaic to pr …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 bestow on — index administer (tender) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 bestow — (v.) early 14c., bistowen give (as alms, etc.), from BE (Cf. be ) + stowen to place (see STOW (Cf. stow)). Related: Bestowed; bestowing; bestower …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 bestow — confer, present, donate, *give, afford Analogous words: *distribute, dispense, divide: *grant, award …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 bestow — [v] give, allot accord, apportion, award, bequeath, come through, commit, confer, devote, donate, entrust, favor, gift, give away, grant, hand out, honor with, impart, kick in, lavish, offer, present, put out, render to; concepts 98,108 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 bestow — ► VERB ▪ give or grant (an honour, right, or gift). DERIVATIVES bestowal noun. ORIGIN from Old English st w «place» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 bestow — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to bestow on, upon (to bestow an honor on smb.) * * * [bɪ stəʊ] upon (to bestow an honor on smb.) (formal) (d; tr.) to bestow on …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 bestow — UK [bɪˈstəʊ] / US [bɪˈstoʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms bestow : present tense I/you/we/they bestow he/she/it bestows present participle bestowing past tense bestowed past participle bestowed formal to give valuable property or an important… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 bestow — verb Bestow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accolade, ↑award, ↑blessing, ↑favour, ↑gift, ↑grace, ↑honour, ↑immortality, ↑knighthood, ↑title …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 bestow — Synonyms and related words: accord, administer, afford, allot, allow, apply, award, bestow on, billet, board, bunk, communicate, confer, consecrate to, consume, deal, deal out, dedicate to, devote, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, domicile,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 bestow — be|stow [bıˈstəu US ˈstou] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: stow] formal to give someone something of great value or importance bestow sth on/upon sb ▪ honours bestowed on him by the Queen …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 bestow — be|stow [ bı stou ] verb transitive FORMAL to give valuable property or an important right or honor to someone: bestow something on someone: The king had friends on whom he bestowed land and privileges …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 bestow — [[t]bɪsto͟ʊ[/t]] bestows, bestowing, bestowed VERB To bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them. [FORMAL] [V on/upon n n] The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him. [Also V n on/upon n] Syn: confer …

    English dictionary

  • 16 bestow — verb (T) formal to give someone something of great value or importance: bestow sth on/upon: honours bestowed on him by the Queen …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 bestow — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from be + stowe place more at stow Date: 14th century 1. to put to use ; apply < bestowed his spare time on study > 2. to put in a particular or appropriate place …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 bestow — bestowal, bestowment, n. /bi stoh /, v.t. 1. to present as a gift; give; confer (usually fol. by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner. 2. to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed. 3. Archaic. a. to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 bestow — verb bɪˈstoʊ To present something to someone as a gift or honour. Medals were bestowed on the winning team …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 bestow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. donate, present, confer, bequeath. See giving. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. give, bequeath, present, offer; see give 1 . See Synonym Study at give . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. present, give,… …

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