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.
- to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
- to put; stow; deposit; store.
Origin of bestow
Synonyms for bestow
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to present (a gift) or confer (an award or honour)
archaic to apply (energy, resources, etc)
archaic to house (a person) or store (goods)
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