bestow

[ bih-stoh ]
/ bɪˈstoʊ /
See synonyms for: bestow / bestowed / bestowal / bestowment on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed.
Archaic.
  1. to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
  2. to put; stow; deposit; store.

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Origin of bestow

1275–1325; Middle English bestowen.See be-, stow

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British Dictionary definitions for bestow

bestow
/ (bɪˈstəʊ) /

verb (tr)

to present (a gift) or confer (an award or honour)
archaic to apply (energy, resources, etc)
archaic to house (a person) or store (goods)

Derived forms of bestow

bestowal or bestowment, nounbestower, noun
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