- to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
- to put; stow; deposit; store.
OTHER WORDS FROM bestowbe·stow·al, be·stow·ment, nounmis·be·stow, verb (used with object)pre·be·stow, verb (used with object)pre·be·stow·al, noun
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Some typed, some handwritten, these letters are adorned with whimsical sketches and amusing ephemera, such as the coupon entitling Jane to 1,728 “loving kisses to be bestowed, one each, on every square inch of her beautiful body.”What Kurt Vonnegut’s rapturous love letters reveal about him as a writer — and husband|Susan Keselenko Coll|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
It bestows outsized rewards for performance on test day, and little for checking in on past subjects.Cramming may help for next-day exams. But for long-term memory, spacing out study is what works.|Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Meantime, the regional Association of Village Council Presidents and the statewide Alaska Federation of Natives each bestowed Anderson-Agimuk with awards for youth leadership.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK|October 23, 2020|ProPublica
In all cases, they bestow credits on manufacturers that exceed the standards.Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power|Shawn Tully|September 30, 2020|Fortune
In these heady times, foregoing almost $5 billion may seem a small price to pay for notching an IPO that both succeeded in raising billions and brought a rousing vote of confidence by bestowing one of the richest valuations in tech history.By this measure, Snowflake’s IPO wasn’t such a a success after all|Shawn Tully|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Foreign countries bestow ornate gifts on American officials as a sign of courtesy during diplomatic trips.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
American weapons, troops, and largesse could never bestow legitimacy on a corrupt and incompetent Saigon regime.General Giap and the Myth of American Invincibility|James A. Warren|October 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
Emma was played by Vivien Leigh in the 1941 movie, "That Hamilton Woman" - and really what higher accolade can history bestow?
Not a word, or even a glance, will a well-bred hostess bestow upon the servants, nor will she speak to the guests of the dishes.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
With the exception of the Mahomedans and Jews, none of these different people bestow much care upon their dress.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Should you bestow upon my letter a fair and impartial perusal, it will neither be useless to you nor to my country.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
A word on the contradictory education which we bestow upon our daughters.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Here in this desert of men's huts he had gained what all the towering mountains had not been able to bestow.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa