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bɪˈstoʊbe·stow

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms1.7 / 3 votes

  1. bestow

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

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

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  1. confer, bestowverb

    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. bestowverb

    give as a gift

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

  3. lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bestowverb

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

  2. bestowverb

    Synonyms:
    give, accord, grant, impart, CONFER

  3. bestowverb

    Synonyms:
    use, apply, make use of

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How to use bestow in a sentence?

  1. Mark Mix:

    The Biden Department of Labor has been stocked with former union officials since day one, it’s obvious that President Biden planned to bestow big powers on his union political allies who helped propel him to the White House. The suppression of these apprenticeship programs takes away opportunities from workers just to boost union control over American employees and their training, even as a near-record low percentage of workers are voluntarily associating with unions.

  2. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Oh, Lord, bestow me with the power, that as much as I love her, I extinguish the need of loving her within me.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend:

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

  4. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.

  5. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.


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