English dictionary

bestow meaning and definition


Definition of bestow (verb)

  1. present
    • "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
    • synonyms: confer
  2. give as a gift
  3. bestow a quality on
    • "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
    • synonyms: add, bring, contribute, impart, lend
Source: Princeton University Wordnet