Bestow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈstəʊ|  American pronunciation of the word bestow
Brit.  |bɪˈstəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word bestow


- present (syn: confer)
bestow an honor on someone
- give as a gift
- bestow a quality on (syn: add, bring, contribute, impart, lend)

Extra examples

The university bestowed on her an honorary degree.

He bestowed a new car on their son for graduation.

The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him. actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow...

The medal is the highest honour the association can bestow (=give).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bestow
he/she/it: bestows
present participle: bestowing
past tense: bestowed
past participle: bestowed
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