bestows (third person present) · bestowed (past tense) · bestowed (past participle) · bestowing (present participle)
  1. confer or present (an honour, right, or gift).
    "the office was bestowed on him by the monarch of this realm"
    confer on · present to · award to · give · grant · vouchsafe · accord to · afford to · vest in · invest in · bequeath to · donate to · allot to · assign to · consign to ·
    apportion to · distribute to · impart to · entrust to · commit to · lavish on · heap on
    • archaic
      put (something) in a specified place.
      "stooping to bestow the presents into eager hands"
Middle English (in the sense ‘use for, devote to’): from be- (as an intensifier) + Old English stōw ‘place’.
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the office was bestowed on him by the monarch of this realm.
stooping to bestow the presents into eager hands.
How to say bestow in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans gee
Arabic (VERB)تضفي
Bangla দান
Bosnian (Latin) darovati
Bulgarian (VERB)дари, събера, връчи, дарява
Cantonese (Traditional) 賜畀
Catalan (VERB)atorgar
Chinese Simplified 赐 给
Chinese Traditional 賜 給
Croatian (VERB)darovati
Czech (VERB)propůjčit, udělit
Danish (VERB)skænke
Dutch (VERB)schenken
Estonian annetama
Fijian solia
Filipino ipagkaloob
Finnish (VERB)suoda, suo
French (VERB)accorder, conférer
German (VERB)schenken, verleihen, bescheren
Greek (VERB)προσδώσει, εκχωρούν, παραχωρήστε
Haitian Creole accorder
Hebrew להעניק
Hindi (VERB)प्रदान
Hungarian (VERB)ajándékozni
Icelandic bestow ð
Indonesian (VERB)melimpahkan, mencurahkan, memberikan
Italian (VERB)elargire, conferire, concedere, dare, donare
Japanese (VERB)授ける, 贈与
Kiswahili kuhifadhia
Klingon yaj'a'
Korean 수 여
Latvian (VERB)dāvināt, piešķirtas
Lithuanian (VERB)dovanoti
Malagasy manome
Malay (Latin) Berikan
Norwegian Bokmål skjenke
Persian سبب
Polish (VERB)obdarzyć, nadać
Portuguese (VERB)conceder, conferir, ocultá
Querétaro Otomi otorgar
Romanian (VERB)conferi, acorda
Russian (VERB)даровать, одарить, отдавать
Samoan faaee atu
Serbian (Cyrillic) дарују
Serbian (Latin) daruju
Slovak (VERB)prepožičať, udeliť
Slovenian (VERB)nagni, podelila
Spanish (VERB)otorgar, conceder, concederle
Swedish (VERB)skänka
Tahitian horoa
Tamil அளிப்பாயாக
Telugu ఆకర్షించేవిధంగాను
Thai เปล่งออก
Tongan foaki
Ukrainian (VERB)дарувати
Urdu عطا
Vietnamese (VERB)ban
Welsh rhoi
Yucatec Maya otorgar
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