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Meaning of bestow

be•stow

Pronunciation: (bi-stō'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to present as a gift; give; confer (usually fol. by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
  2. to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed.
    1. to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
    2. to put; stow; deposit; store.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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