- 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
Of course, not everyone in our society will be surprised by the revelations of hindsight bestowed by “The Lady in the Dale.”‘The Lady and the Dale’ explores transphobia in 1970s America|John Paul King|February 10, 2021|Washington Blade
Amnesty International had bestowed its highest honor on her but revoked it in 2018 in light of her “shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for.”Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charges After the Coup. Can Myanmar's Democracy Survive Without Her?|Amy Gunia|February 3, 2021|Time
The gold medal is the highest honor Congress bestows, and both houses must pass the authorizing legislation.
Hollywood bestows trophies on movies and actors and the general public responds with a resounding “WTF!?”The Worst Oscar Winners, From ‘Rocky’ and ‘Crash’ to Gwyneth Paltrow|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The little black dress is “like armor” in the sense that it bestows confidence on its wearer, Steele says.From the Anti-Rape Bra to Chastity Belts: How Women Use Clothing for Protection|Soraya Roberts|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Philip is known to be a big fan of the anonymity that driving a taxi around London bestows, and he bought his first cab in 1993.Queen and Prince Philip Show Their Thrifty Side in London Taxi|Tom Sykes|March 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You know, Castro walks around like the Leader,” said Brown, “who bestows darshan [blessings] on everybody.
He is, however, a man of large and liberal views and bestows his favors with a princely hand.
And what with the wedding which mamma always insists upon, and the bridal finery she bestows, the burden is redoubled.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
Religion is only important in accordance with the advantages it bestows upon mankind.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
My story bears witness to my love and veneration for the being who bestows more love than any other earthly creature—my mother!
When fanciful names are given we hold emphatically that they should always be in the language of the person who bestows it.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen