[ bih-stoh ]
/ bɪˈstoʊ /
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.
Words nearby bestow
OTHER WORDS FROM bestow
be·stow·al, be·stow·ment, nounmis·be·stow, verb (used with object)pre·be·stow, verb (used with object)pre·be·stow·al, noun
un·be·stowed, adjectivewell-be·stowed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unbestowed
/ (bɪˈstəʊ) /
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 bestowbestowal or bestowment, nounbestower, noun
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