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Synonyms for bestow
bɪˈstoʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confer, bestow(verb)

    present

    "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"

    Synonyms:
    consult, add, lend, confab, confer, contribute, bring, confabulate, impart

  2. bestow(verb)

    give as a gift

    Synonyms:
    add, confer, impart, lend, contribute, bring

  3. lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring(verb)

    bestow a quality on

    "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"

    Synonyms:
    supply, tot, land, get, tote up, bring in, bring, impart, pass on, add, lead, put up, take, sum, add up, conduce, fetch, channel, tot up, sum up, work, carry, give, make for, play, loan, append, institute, tally, convey, leave, conduct, confer, kick in, add together, chip in, contribute, total, summate, wreak, lend, transmit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bestow

    To give is primarily to transfer to another's possession or ownership without compensation; in its secondary sense in popular use, it is to put into another's possession by any means and on any terms whatever; a buyer may say "Give me the goods, and I will give you the money;" we speak of giving answers, information, etc., and often of giving what is not agreeable to the recipient, as blows, medicine, reproof; but when there is nothing in the context to indicate the contrary, give is always understood in its primary sense; as, this book was given me. Give thus becomes, like get, a term of such general import as to be a synonym for a wide variety of words. To grant is to put into one's possession in some formal way, or by authoritative act; as, Congress grants lands to a railroad corporation. To speak of granting a favor carries a claim or concession of superiority on the part of the one by whom the grant may be made; to confer has a similar sense; as, to confer a degree or an honor; we grant a request or petition, but do not confer it. To impart is to give of that which one still, to a greater or less degree, retains; the teacher imparts instruction. To bestow is to give that of which the receiver stands in especial need; we bestow alms.

    Synonyms:
    cede, communicate, confer, deliver, furnish, give, grant, impart, supply

    Preposition:
    We give money to a person for a thing, for a purpose, etc. (or without proposition, give a person a sum of money); we give a thing to or into one's care or keeping; the weary fugitive gave himself up to his pursuers.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bestow

    Synonyms:
    confer, give, present, award, accord, grant

    Antonyms:
    withhold, withdraw, reserve, alienate, transfer, appropriate, usurp, seize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bestow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put, place, stow, deposit, lay up in store

  2. bestow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    give, accord, grant, impart, CONFER

  3. bestow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    use, apply, make use of

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How to use bestow in a sentence?

  1. Lauren Greenfield:

    One of the insights I took from this process was that the compliments we so frequently and often unconsciously bestow on girls can actually have a negative effect and even become a source of pain and disempowerment, while counterintuitive, compliments, especially the ones related to physical appearance like 'you're so cute; you're adorable,' were perceived as limiting and oppressive, making girls feel that the expectations on them were focused on their appearance and not on their abilities or what was inside.

  2. Marcel Proust:

    Everything great that we know has come from neurotics never will the world be aware of how much it owes to them, nor above all what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it.

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing is easier than the expenditure of public money. It doesn't appear to belong to anyone. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.

  4. Saint Augustine:

    You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend:

    Being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.


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