bestowal


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be·stow

 (bĭ-stō′)
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

bestowal

noun
The act of conferring, as of an honor:
Translations
مَنْح، عَطاء، هِبَه، إنْعامٌ عَلى
udělení
tildeling
veiting
udelenie

bestowal

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

bestowal

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

bestow

(biˈstəu) verb
(with on) to give (especially a title, award etc) to someone. The Queen bestowed a knighthood on him.
beˈstowal noun
References in classic literature ?
Stryver having made up his mind to that magnanimous bestowal of good fortune on the Doctor's daughter, resolved to make her happiness known to her before he left town for the Long Vacation.
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.
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.
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?
Liability to attacks of laughter is one of the characteristics distinguishing man from the animals -- these being not only inaccessible to the provocation of his example, but impregnable to the microbes having original jurisdiction in bestowal of the disease.
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.
The name is of my own bestowal; for there are more than one sort of porpoises, and something must be done to distinguish them.
His outraged self-esteem seized the opportunity of vindicating Mercy by a public bestowal of the gift.
you women, you can get what you want by the bestowal of a few favors.
Priding itself on superior craftsmanship and personal service, these qualities were recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales with the bestowal of a Royal Warrant in 1980.
The yearly to-do generally includes governments' bestowal of benefits, whether small or significant, to honor the aggregate called labor that holds up the sky.