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bestow

be·stow

bestow

pronunciation:
b sto
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bestowed, bestowing, bestows
definition: to give as a gift or award (usually followed by "on").
The President bestowed an award on the famous scientist.
synonyms:
confer, give, grant, present
similar words:
accord, award, donate, hand
derivation: bestowal (n.)
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The word bestow contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.