HyperDic: bestow

English > 3 senses of the word bestow:
VERBpossessionbestow, conferpresent
possessionbestowgive as a gift
possessionbestow, lend, impart, contribute, add, bringbestow a quality on
bestow > pronunciation
Soundsbihstow'
Rhymesalto ... Yamamoto: 70 rhymes with tow...
English > bestow: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningPresent.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Example "bestow an honor on someone"
Synonymconfer
Narrowerblessconfer prosperity or happiness on
graduateconfer an academic degree upon
miterconfer a miter on (a bishop)
Broaderaward, presentGive, especially as an honor or reward
Spanishacordar, conceder, conferir, otorgar
Catalanatorgar, concedir
Nounsbestowal, bestowmentthe act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
English > bestow: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningGive as a gift.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishconceder, dar, otorgar
Catalanatorgar, concedir
Nounsbestowmenta gift that is bestowed or conferred
English > bestow: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningbestow a quality on.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymslend, impart, contribute, add, bring
NarrowerfactorBe a contributing factor
instill, transfuseImpart gradually
throw inadd as an extra or as a gratuity
tinselImpart a cheap brightness to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishaportar, conceder, contribuir, otorgar, propiciar
Catalanaportar, contribuir, donar

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