Bestow Definition

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To present as a gift or an honor; confer.
Bestowed high praise on the winners.
American Heritage
To give or present as a gift.
Webster's New World
To apply; use.
American Heritage
To apply; devote.
To bestow much time on a project.
Webster's New World
To place or stow.
American Heritage

Origin of Bestow

  • From Middle English bestowen, bistowen, equivalent to be- (“on, over, about”) +‎ stow.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bistowen bi- be- stowen to place stow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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