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bestow on (someone)

To gift, grant, or award something to someone. The gift can be named between "bestow" and "on." I can't believe that much responsibility has been bestowed on me—I'm just an intern! Before my grandmother died, she bestowed this vintage coffee table on me.
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bestow something on someone

to give something to someone; to present something to someone. The mere presence of the queen bestowed wisdom and grace on the court. Fine gifts were bestowed on the visiting prince.
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Both Luke and John view Jesus' bestowal of the Spirit, the promise of the Father, to his followers not simply as a gift for their personal sanctification but as equipping them for mission.
and the bestowal of a superfluous ordinal number on the only post-Conquest English king named Stephen, r.
This bestowal, presented in part through the office warrant, did not impose military service upon the recipient.
Most will teach hundreds of new Americans as students in the first 12 months following the bestowal of the AS Red Hat.
But this combination of phenomena is surely just what most philosophers consider to be the bestowal of value.
I cannot see the Queen lying awake, fretting that some incompetent banker or disreputable dictator is walking around with a piece of ribbon pinned to them, that ought not to be there"- Constitutional historian Kenneth Rose, saying that he thought the Queen regarded the bestowal of honours as "an inexact science".
Berwick is considering applying for World Heritage status, a rare bestowal given to places judged to be of special cultural or physical significance.
THE recent bestowal of a CBE on Liverpool Lib-Dem deputy leader Richard Kemp proves what a magnanimous bunch the city''s Labour bunch are.
Ahmed Mohammed Ali has praised the unlimited support the IDB receives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, enabling the IDB Group to give a continuous bestowal for all Islamic peoples.
The bestowal is made considering her as a model for Arab women with distinct humanitarian contributions transcending national and regional boundaries and extending to the entire world.
Largely unknown until his late 70s, the bestowal of the Neglected Master Award by the Poetry Foundation in 2006 put Menashe's terse, intensely spiritual poetry on the international map.
Honoring a jailed Chinese dissident with the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize could help improve the human rights situation in the country, the Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman said Thursday, emphasizing that the bestowal is ''a peaceful demonstration.
This same pattern emerged in the bestowal of names on infrastructure in the settlements.
Among these were bestowal of the Silver Bowl Award by the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (1969), the President's Medal for Preservation of Man's Heritage conferred by the KSU Board of Trustees (1969), a Meritorious Achievement Award from Ohio Governor James A.
Murray Schafer, which featured an ear-opening concert of his and other contemporary Canadian music --a highlight of the concert was the bestowal of honorary membership on Schafer, with the citation read by President Tom Riis.