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accord, allot, apportion, award, commit, confer, donate, endow, entrust, give, grant, hand out, honour with, impart, lavish, present, render to  
   acquire, attain, come by, earn, gain, get, land, make, net, obtain, procure, secure  
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  ( bestows    3rd person present)   ( bestowing    present participle)   ( bestowed    past tense & past participle  ) To bestow something on someone means to give or present it to them.  
FORMAL      verb   (=confer)  
The Queen has bestowed a knighthood on him.      V n on/upon n  

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bestowal, best, beset, bestir

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