I verb accord, accredit, address, administer, afford, allot, allow, appoint, apportion, attribuere, authorize, award, be favorable to, be prodigal, bequeath, cater, cede, charter, commission, communicate, conferre, concede, confer, confer a privilege, confer distinction, consent, contribute, convey, deal, deign, deliver, dignify, dispense, dispose of, distribute, dole, donate, empower, endow, enfranchise, enrich, entitle, equip, extend, facilitate, facultate, favor with, finance, foster, fund, furnish, give, give a present, give approval, give assent, give away, give back, give clearance, give consent, give dispensation, give freely, give leave, give one's hand to, give out, give out in shares, give permission, give power, give up, grant, grant a boon, grant a request, grant permission, gratify, hand out, hand over, heap upon, help to, honor with, impart, impertire, indulge, install, invest, issue, largiri, lavish, lend, let, license, maintain, make a benefaction, make a loan, make a present of, make provision for, mete, minister to, oblige, ordain, part with, pay tribute, permit, philanthropize, present, proffer, promise, provide, provision, ratify, recognize, recommend, reflect honor upon, release, relinguish, remit, render, replenish, restore, sanction, serve, show favor, shower upon, spare, spend, sponsor, submit, supply, tender, transmit, vest, vouchsafe, yield associated concepts: bestow a present upon, gifts II index bear (yield), confer (give), contribute (supply), dedicate, delegate, descend, devise (give), dispel, dispense, dole, endow, endue, fund, furnish, give (grant), grant (transfer formally), impart, leave (give), mete, parcel, post, present (make a gift), provide (supply), spend, subsidize, supply, transfer, vouchsafe, yield (produce a return)

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  • Bestow — Be*stow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestowing}.] [OE. bestowen; pref. be + stow a place. See {Stow}.] 1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put. He bestowed it in a pouch. Sir W. Scott.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bestow — [bē stō′, bistō′] vt. [ME bistowen: see BE & STOW] 1. to give or present as a gift: often with on or upon 2. to apply; devote [to bestow much time on a project] 3. Archaic to put or place, as in storage 4. Archaic to pr …   English World dictionary

  • bestow on — index administer (tender) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bestow — (v.) early 14c., bistowen give (as alms, etc.), from BE (Cf. be ) + stowen to place (see STOW (Cf. stow)). Related: Bestowed; bestowing; bestower …   Etymology dictionary

  • bestow — confer, present, donate, *give, afford Analogous words: *distribute, dispense, divide: *grant, award …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bestow — [v] give, allot accord, apportion, award, bequeath, come through, commit, confer, devote, donate, entrust, favor, gift, give away, grant, hand out, honor with, impart, kick in, lavish, offer, present, put out, render to; concepts 98,108 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • bestow — ► VERB ▪ give or grant (an honour, right, or gift). DERIVATIVES bestowal noun. ORIGIN from Old English st w «place» …   English terms dictionary

  • bestow — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to bestow on, upon (to bestow an honor on smb.) * * * [bɪ stəʊ] upon (to bestow an honor on smb.) (formal) (d; tr.) to bestow on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bestow — UK [bɪˈstəʊ] / US [bɪˈstoʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms bestow : present tense I/you/we/they bestow he/she/it bestows present participle bestowing past tense bestowed past participle bestowed formal to give valuable property or an important… …   English dictionary

  • bestow — verb Bestow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accolade, ↑award, ↑blessing, ↑favour, ↑gift, ↑grace, ↑honour, ↑immortality, ↑knighthood, ↑title …   Collocations dictionary

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