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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.
See also: bestow, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We have a date for the bestowal of Radio Mercury Awards, a deadline for entries, and now we have the names of the people who will be deciding which entries win.
Under His Highness the Amir, Kuwait has become a global "Humanitarian Center" and so the slogan chosen for this year's celebration by the Ministry is "Tolerance is Bestowal," he noted.
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Comparing the equity rush to Silicon Valley's bestowal of multibillion-dollar valuations on technology outfits that had neither revenue nor profits, David Santschi, CEO of TrimTabs, said investors were piling into equity funds at the fastest rate since the technology stock bubble popped in 2000.
The Villagers, Farriers and Duke Special are among performers at an event marking the 400th anniversary of the bestowal of a royal charter on the area.
The bestowal of a name is nothing less than an incarnation; the Divine Energy unites with the human energy, making the icon into a "Divine-human" reality.
The Choson government did not consider reception at the open port or audience with the monarch in the capital as automatic royal bestowals. The procedures that guided Japanese contacts into a designated open port in Kyongsang Province also governed the bestowal of reception.
Although Justice should not be subject to whims of Fortuna, "the bestowal of Fortune's blindfold on Justitia and of Justitia's scales on Fortuna bespeak a horrific suspicion: under that blindfold, Justitia and Fortuna were the same goddess" (115).
The position of Joaquin Almunia, the European commissioner for competitive issues, who has until now been the authority that issues orders for the restructuring of banks in Spain and is pursuing similar action in Greece, is being evaluated for the bestowal of the additional power to shut down weak banks.
Also essential to the Brotherhood's successful grab for power has been the inept policies of the Obama administration, as evidenced by its hasty bestowal of legitimacy on the Brotherhood's victory in the election, which by any standard was marginal at best and perhaps also declared prematurely.
More anarchic was the bestowal of Hall status to Black Flag, whose anti-authoritarian, non-conformist message in the late 1970s and early 1980s deeply resonated and inspired skateboarders.
Delivering on citizen demands will determine who maintains power in the emerging new order, because incumbency is now more directly linked to the bestowal of populist legitimacy, as expressed mainly in elections.