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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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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." As the largest donor in the history of the institution, Ford's generosity helped restore Greenfield Village and create new visitor experiences in Henry Ford Museum.
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.
Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, had bestowed one day earlier 28 servicemen with a cash award in the amount of BGN 500 each for participation in the Biser rescue effort, Angelov, himself, had informed his colleagues.
After a moment an acknowledgment must be, is, made, even and especially if no vase has been bestowed, but only unconcealed someplace off in the distance, afar, where we would not expect to find it.
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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.
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