Simple Definition of bestow
: to give (something) as a gift or honor
Full Definition of bestow
Examples of bestow in a sentence
The university bestowed on her an honorary degree.
<bestowed a new car on their son for graduation>
Origin of bestow
Middle English, from be- + stowe place — more at stow
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of bestow
BESTOW Defined for Kids
Definition of bestow for Students
: to give as a gift or honor <bestowing an award>
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