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Related to bestowment: bestowal
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′al, be·stow′ment n.
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|Noun||1.||bestowment - a gift that is bestowed or conferred|
gift - something acquired without compensation
|2.||bestowment - the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift|