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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

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
Kwame Nkrumah

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

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Ambrose Bierce

In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift - a more human face.
Steven Biko

Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
Rumi
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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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