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English definition of “bestow”

bestow

verb [T often passive]     /bɪˈstəʊ/ US  /-ˈstoʊ/ formal
to give something as an honour or present: The Chancellorship of the University was bestowed upon her in 2010. The George Cross is a decoration that is bestowed on British civilians for acts of great bravery.Giving, providing and supplying bestowal     /-əl/ noun [U or S] Her father's blessing represented a bestowal of consent upon her marriage.Giving, providing and supplying
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