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tr.v. be·stowed, be·stow·ing, be·stows
1. To present as a gift or an honor; confer: bestowed high praise on the winners.
2. To apply; use: "On Hester Prynne's story ... I bestowed much thought" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
3. To place or stow: "He bestowed [the money] in his pockets with feigned composure" (James Joyce).
4. To store or house.

[Middle English bistowen : bi-, be- + stowen, to place; see stow.]

be·stow′a·ble adj.
be·stow′al, be·stow′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bestowal - the act of conferring an honor or presenting a giftbestowal - the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
giving, gift - the act of giving
2.bestowal - a gift that is bestowed or conferredbestowal - a gift that is bestowed or conferred
gift - something acquired without compensation


The act of conferring, as of an honor:
مَنْح، عَطاء، هِبَه، إنْعامٌ عَلى


[bɪˈstəʊəl] N [of title, honour] → otorgamiento m; [of money, gifts] → donación f; [of affections] → ofrecimiento m


nan +acc) (of gift)Schenken nt; (of favour, friendship, kiss)Gewähren nt; (of honour)Erweisen f; (of title, medal)Verleihung f


(biˈstəu) verb
(with on) to give (especially a title, award etc) to someone. The Queen bestowed a knighthood on him.
beˈstowal noun
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Some day, he told himself, the fide of things political will turn in my favor and the years of ineffectual service count big in the bestowal of rewards.
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And here comes in at once the bestowal of rewards upon his squire and all who have aided him in rising to so exalted a rank.
That merry stamping, that gracious nodding of the head, that waving bestowal of the hand--where can we see them now?
you women, you can get what you want by the bestowal of a few favors.
His outraged self-esteem seized the opportunity of vindicating Mercy by a public bestowal of the gift.
During the four years of their control of the government he remained in London on intimate terms with them, especially with Bolingbroke and Harley, exercising a very large advisory share in the bestowal of places of all sorts and in the general conduct of affairs.
Sowerberry to Oliver, had consisted of a profuse bestowal upon him of all the dirty odds and ends which nobody else would eat; so there was a great deal of meekness and self-devotion in her voluntarily remaining under Mr.
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For some, the recognition may be remembered, if at all, simply as a passing event; however, I am certain that for others, the bestowal of honors will have the same profound and lasting impact that it has had for me.
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Under His Highness the Amir, Kuwait has become a global "Humanitarian Center" and so the slogan chosen for this year's celebration by the Ministry is "Tolerance is Bestowal," he noted.