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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.
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.