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bestow

verb accord, accredit, address, administer, afford, allot, allow, appoint, apportion, attribuere, authorize, award, be favorable to, be prodigal, bequeath, cater, cede, charter, commission, communicate, conferre, concede, confer, confer a privilege, confer distinction, consent, convey, deal, deign, deliver, dignify, dispense, dissose of, distribute, dole, donate, empower, endow, enrich, entitle, equip, extend, facilitate, facultate, favor with, finance, foster, fund, furnish, give, give a pressnt, give approval, give assent, give away, give back, give clearance, give consent, give dispensation, give freely, give leave, give one's hand to, give out, give out in shares, give permission, give power, give up, grant, grant a boon, grant a request, grant permission, gratify, hand out, hand over, heap upon, help to, honor with, impart, indulge, install, invest, issue, largiri, lavish, lend, let, license, make a benefaction, make a loan, make a present of, make provision for, mete, minister to, oblige, ordain, part with, pay tribute, permit, present, proffer, promise, provide, provision, ratify, recognize, recommend, reflect honor upon, release, relinguish, remit, render, restore, sanction, serve, show favor, shower upon, spare, spend, sponsor, submit, supply, tender, transmit, vest, vouchsafe, yield
Associated concepts: bestow a present upon
See also: bear, confer, contribute, dedicate, delegate, descend, devise, dispel, dispense, dole, endow, endue, fund, furnish, give, grant, impart, leave, mete, parcel, post, present, provide, spend, subsidize, supply, transfer, vouchsafe, yield
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You must, therefore, pardon the freedom with which I demand your attention; your feelings, I know, will bestow it unwillingly, but I demand it of your justice.
We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow.
In transcribing his notes and fortifying their claim to attention by giving them something of an orderly arrangement, I have conscientiously refrained from embellishing them with such small ornaments of diction as I may have felt myself able to bestow, which would not only have been impertinent, even if pleasing, but would have given me a somewhat closer relation to the work than I should care to have and to avow.
It is no wonder that in an age when this kind of merit is so little in fashion, and so slenderly provided for, persons possessed of it should very eagerly flock to a place where they were sure of being received with great complaisance; indeed, where they might enjoy almost the same advantages of a liberal fortune as if they were entitled to it in their own right; for Mr Allworthy was not one of those generous persons who are ready most bountifully to bestow meat, drink, and lodging on men of wit and learning, for which they expect no other return but entertainment, instruction, flattery, and subserviency; in a word, that such persons should be enrolled in the number of domestics, without wearing their master's cloathes, or receiving wages.
Insatiably striveth your soul for treasures and jewels, because your virtue is insatiable in desiring to bestow.
Much as they were attached to each other, they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me.
AJK State bestows highest QPM and PPM awards upon him in acknowledgement of outstanding performance in professional duties.
Bahraini King Bestows Title of His Royal Highness Prince
Naomi has been presented with the RSPCA's Queen Victoria bronze medal - one of the highest honours the organisation bestows - after fostering around 300 kittens over the last nine years (JP250809Kit-06)
It is God alone who gives, bestows favors or withholds them.
Wherever the truth lies, tradition has it that once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence.
The highest honor IABC bestows upon a member, the Fellow Award acknowledges outstanding leadership, contribution to the profession and service to the association.