:to put to use :apply
- bestowed his spare time on study
:to put in a particular or appropriate place :stow
- … bestowed in her car … by the chauffeur.
- —Frances Towers
- … the whole cargo was bestowed …
- —R. L. Stevenson
:to provide with quarters :put up
- … bestowed Clotilde in lodgings of her own.
- —Rayner Heppenstall
:to convey as a gift
—usually used with on or upon
- The university bestowed an honorary degree upon her.