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bestow

verb [T often passive] uk   /bɪˈstəʊ/ us    /-ˈstoʊ/ formal
to give something as an honour or present: The George Cross is a decoration that is bestowed upon/on British civilians for acts of great bravery.
bestowal
noun [U or S] uk   /-əl/ us  
Her father's blessing represented a bestowal of consent upon her marriage.
Translations of “bestow”
in Spanish otorgar, conceder…
in French conférer à…
in German verleihen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贈予, 給予…
in Russian присуждать…
in Turkish bağışlamak, sunmak, vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赠予, 给予…
in Polish obdarzać, przyznawać…
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