Meaning of “bestow” in the English Dictionary

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"bestow" in British English

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bestowverb [ T often passive ]

uk /bɪˈstəʊ/ us /bɪˈstoʊ/ formal

(Definition of “bestow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bestow" in American English

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bestowverb [ T ]

us /bɪˈstoʊ/ fml

to give something as an honor or present:

The country’s highest medal was bestowed upon him for heroism.

(Definition of “bestow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)