present to

present (something) to (one)

To formally or ceremoniously give or award something to one. They presented an award to him for his work in finding a cure for cancer. We'd like to present this commemorative plaque to you for all your years of hard work for the firm.
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present something to someone

 and present someone with something
to give something to someone, especially if done ceremoniously. They presented a watch to me when I retired. They presented me with a watch when I retired.
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References in classic literature ?
Santa now made a pretty speech in verse, congratulating Ozma on having a birthday, and asking every one present to drink to the health and happiness of their dearly beloved hostess.
By these pretences he obliged us to make a present to the value of about twenty pounds, with which he seemed to be pleased, and told us we had nothing to do but prepare to make our entry.
Waide, CDA, EFDA, was present to inaugurate the Week's activities.
The IRS's acquiescence has provided tax planners with little, if any, insight regarding what minimum criteria must be present to qualify remote beneficiaries as donees of present interests.