Saturday, July 17, 1999
Definitions for bestow
- To present as a gift or an honor; confer.
- To apply; use.
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Citations for bestow
He bestowed on him a pension of a hundred crowns a year.
In 1933...a hurricane bestowed a bonanza on Ocean City by cutting Fenwick, the island on which its sits, in two, offering new, easy access to oceangoing boats
Origin of bestow
Bestow comes down to us from the Middle English bistowen, from bi-, be- + stowen, to place, to stow.