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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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