Part of speech: verb

To confer as a gift; with on or upon; present.

Part of speech: verb

To use; apply.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "bestow":

  1. From him you have rescued me, and I thank you; but if my betrothed delays his coming it may be too late, for there are other hateful suitors who would make my father bestow my hand upon one of them. - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  2. Many a son of a distinguished race sought it, but he wished to bestow it upon Wolf. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. " Come; I can bestow a benefit," she exclaimed. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.