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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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The award was bestowed for his exceptionally bold courageous and brave performance through unearthing and arresting the AJK State's most-wanted four proclaimed offenders involved in gruesome broad-day killing of eight innocent persons in an ambush in Bhimbher district on July 11, 2012.
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.
This book is bestowed from on high by God, the Almighty, the Wise.
The surah begins with a clear, emphatic statement: "This book is bestowed from on high by God, the Almighty, the Wise." As He is Almighty, He is able to bestow it from on high, and as He is wise, He knows the purpose of bestowing it, ensuring that it is all done in accordance with wise and elaborate planning.
Blarney Castle is famous for its stone, which is traditionally believed to have the power to bestow eloquence on all those who kiss it.
The Royal Society of Chemistry bestowed the Extraordinary Honorary Fellowship medal on the deer stalker of a statue of the famous sleuth, in a ceremony outside the Baker Street Tube station.
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was the last organisation to be bestowed freedom, back in 1979.
Because it presumably bestows mass on other particles, the Higgs is central to physics theory.
The two adults quoted (both experienced history teachers) provide some insight into this perhaps surprising gap in popular knowledge: One opined that most people are aware of the Declaration of Independence and the rights it bestows, including "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." (Never mind that the Declaration of Independence bestows no rights, but merely asserts them as principles which justify self-declared independence for the thirteen colonies.) The other, president of the National Organization of History Teachers, declared that children would learn about national holidays in second and third grades, but there was need for them to be taught more history at an early age.
This is the highest honor IABC bestows on a member.
RUGBY town centre will come to a standstill on Thursday when the borough bestows its highest honour on the crew of its adopted submarine, HMS Tireless.
One should realise the favours bestowed upon him and have it present in his mind constantly, because this leads him to remember the Bestower of favors and therefore being grateful to and loving Allah, who is of course the Bestower of favours.
The King said in his cable: I received with deep sorrow the news of the passing away of Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, God mercy bestowed on him.
In related news, Al bestowed for the first time ever a review designation to a previously non-designated member.