verb (used with object)
- to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
- to put; stow; deposit; store.
Origin of bestow
Examples from the Web for bestow
The question is: why were they about to bestow the award in the first place?State Puts Brakes On Award To Anti-Semitic Tweeter|Ali Gharib|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Do you think I have charity to bestow, or a morsel of bread to spare?'Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering|David Frum|February 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the renewed bid holds the potential to bestow certain key privileges that should not be overlooked.
Restaurants have a soft opening and weeks of tweaking before critics come calling to bestow stars.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows|Robin Givhan|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The rationale for the visit, after all, is explicitly symbolic: the president will bestow the Medal of Freedom on the chancellor.
He gave her the impression of a petty tyrant about to bestow largess upon an obsequious and fawning slave.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
We learn that a lover can receive, and his mistress can bestow nothing which is equal to the rapturous enjoyment of an easy chair.
This bread I used to bestow upon the hungry little urchins, who, in return, would give me that more valuable bread of knowledge.The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass|Frederick Douglass
The occult student has also to bestow a further care on the world of sound.The Way of Initiation|Rudolf Steiner
Or perhaps his manner was due to his desire to bestow some additional attention upon her.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann