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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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Starting immediately, Bestowed customers will benefit from upgraded boxes and a wider collection of new products delivered every month.
The Honored Worker of Agriculture of Belarus title was bestowed upon Local Self-Government, and Regulation Alexander PopkovThe Honored Worker of Agriculture of Belarus title was bestowed upon member of the Permanent Commission for State Development, Local Self-Government, and Regulation Alexander Popkov.
Mr Yusuffali is the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award bestowed by the Indian government.
Jack Dempsey, president of the Michigan Historical Commission, said the honor was bestowed unanimously for Ford's "indefatigable volunteer service and extraordinary financial support to preserving Michigan and American history.
Despite his fame, French commentators have questioned why the award - the highest cultural distinction bestowed by the president - is going to someone who has so few connections with the country.
The cash will be bestowed to Atanas Atanasov, Atanas Georgiev, and Krasimir Kolev, who saved over 60 people, among them 18 elderly.
Perhaps no flower and vase are bestowed at all, perhaps one only sees it there for the first time as a sort of replacement for the one that was broken.
THAT'S THE NEW name bestowed on Prime Minister Stephen Harper by the Blood Tribe of Alberta Harper became an honorary member of the Kainai chieftanship July 11.
The organization bestowed the Edward Riguardi Commercial Management Executive of the Year Award last month.
But that was always too simple for physio/manager Les Parry who has since bestowed upon Bakayogo the name "Backof theEcho.
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa on Tuesday bestowed for the first time the title of His Royal Highness Prince on his son Shaikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa and his two uncles Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa and Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman al-Khalifa.
The ancient title was bestowed upon those from a range of careers including solicitors, clerks, carpenters and hairdressers by the Lord Mayor.
This book is bestowed from on high by God, the Almighty, the Wise.
The honor is bestowed upon agents for excellence in business and quality service in meeting the needs of their customers.
The citation said the title of Burgess was being bestowed not only in recognition of his contribution to politics and the legal profession but because he had never forgotten his roots in the area.