Bestow upon



to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon):
The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
to put to some use; apply:
Time spent in study is time well bestowed.
Archaic.

to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
to put; stow; deposit; store.

Contemporary Examples

How Macha Are You? Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry November 1, 2008

Historical Examples

Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
Hubert’s Wife Minnie Mary Lee
Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome
The Chinese Fairy Book Various
The Existence of God Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
Cleo The Magnificent Louis Zangwill
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

verb (transitive)
to present (a gift) or confer (an award or honour)
(archaic) to apply (energy, resources, etc)
(archaic) to house (a person) or store (goods)
v.

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