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Definition of Bestow

Bestow

  1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.
  2. To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.
  3. To expend, as money.
  4. To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
  5. To give in marriage.
  6. To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun.

Bestow Quotations

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.
David A. Bednar

I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.
Charles Perrault

Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.
Louis XIV

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
R. Buckminster Fuller

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.
Martin Delany
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Bestow Translations

bestow in German is spenden
bestow in Latin is largior
bestow in Norwegian is gi, skjenke
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