- 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
How to use bestow in a sentence
Months after being named a Kennedy Center honoree, President Barack Obama bestowed upon Tyson his last Presidential Medal of Freedom.In ‘Just as I Am,’ actress Cicely Tyson reflects on 96 years of a life well lived|Tre'vell Anderson|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
And, for what it’s worth, the best ranking bestowed upon Rivers in the yearly NFL Top 100 rankings was 17th in 2019 behind four other passers, Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Brady and Rodgers.Sorry, but Philip Rivers is not a Hall of Fame quarterback|Neil Greenberg|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
We are not talking necessarily about some grand cosmic meaning, or a divine meaning bestowed by God, or even a lasting, eternal meaning.Is Life Special Just Because It’s Rare? - Issue 95: Escape|Alan Lightman|January 20, 2021|Nautilus
For the first time, a vegan restaurant gets a Michelin star in FranceThis week, the dining guide arm of tire company Michelin returned to its home country, bestowing stars on 638 restaurants in France, including 57 new starred restaurants.
I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you’ve bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.Obama had a secret note in his pocket during his inauguration in case of an attack|Michael Rosenwald|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
But that bestowal of trust is just one way in which Jim has prepared the NewsHour for a future in the digital age.
"The request for a glass of water was evidently only an excuse for the bestowal of an extraordinarily large gratuity," said David.
Some talked in a low voice; others watched the king, awaiting the bestowal of a look or a word.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
"And my partial little daughter had the bestowal of such preferment and titles," he added laughingly.Elsie's Vacation and After Events|Martha Finley
I see no wisdom in his bestowal of his property upon a slave; no affection in this slight upon his only son.
When he returned he was followed by a waiter with a hamper to whose bestowal in the back of the car he looked carefully.Red Pepper Burns|Grace S. Richmond