bestow bestow  /bɪ ˈstoʊ/


  1. (v) present
  2. (v) give as a gift
  3. (v) bestow a quality on


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  1. Now Newsom is angling again to bestow city residents with rights that Americans living elsewhere don't have.
  2. Carrying out a tradition more than a century old, His Majesty's Faithful House of Commons petitioned George V to bestow.
  3. Let's say that one definition of performance art is behavior that's been framed in some way to make us bestow meanings on the behavior.


  1. Lucas Group to Receive Prestigious Military Support Award

    Department of Defense to bestow honor for outstanding support of employees in military reserves. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Chenault named CIF Player of the Year

    With the type of 2013 season Katie Chenault had, it seemed likely that the CIF Southern Section office would bestow her with its highest Division 3 softball honor.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Santa Maria Times

  3. Rotary to hold awards banquet Tuesday

    The Arlington Rotary Club will bestow three “person of the year’’ honors during its 36th annual Paul Harris Fellow Award Banquet, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a cocktail hour at the Sons of Italy Hall, 19 Prentiss Road; dinner will begin at 7 p.m. This year’s recipients are Janice Bakey, for her work with the Arlington Enrichment Fund and the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. "Customer Interaction Solutions is proud to bestow Wicom with a 2006 Product of the Year Award. Each year, Customer Interaction Solutions magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application...
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Nadji Tehrani Source: Kauppalehti (Rekisteröinti)

  2. "Trey Grayson is the candidate in this race who will make the right decisions necessary to keep America safe and prevent more attacks on our homeland. He is not part of the 'blame America first' crowd that wants to bestow the rights of US citizens...
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Politico

  3. "I appreciate Oren and Len for having the faith to bestow the title of general manager on me," Lawton said. "I realize that I am one of just 30 to hold the position, and I will do everything I can to drive the Lightning to a high level on and...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Brian Lawton Source: Sports Network

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