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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.
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As usual, this promotion of sodomy is disguised as ending "discrimination," and bestowing equal "rights.
In bestowing the McCloy award upon her, the Public Oversight Board .
As part of bestowing this honor, we have invited him to deliver a lecture on April 21, 2004, at the Rockefeller University.
Vice President Marin might be one of the few Bulgarian public figures that had not received the Stara Planina order, as, by popular opinion, Parvanov has been too generous in bestowing the highest medal during the past ten years.
But many people feel the award has come years too late, especially in light of Cardiff council's actions in bestowing the Freedom of the City on Welsh miners in 1995.
In Western civilization, holy matrimony was raised to a sacrament, bestowing both privileges and - often conveniently forgotten - duties on each partner.
As part of bestowing this honor, we have invited them each to deliver a lecture on May 2, 2003, at the Rockefeller University in New York.
Over half of Bulgarians are against bestowing State awards to individuals connected with the services of the former Communist regime, according to a recent poll of the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).
We would like to thank both the Canadian Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Parents' Choice Foundation for bestowing these honors on HEART: THE MARILYN BELL STORY, CAILLOU and ZOBOOMAFOO.
PC industry analysts, media, resellers and consumers consistently ranked HP's products among the best in their categories, bestowing such honors as "Product of the Year," "Channel Champions," "Best Buy" and "Editor's Choice.