: 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.