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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bestow \Be*stow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestowing.] [OE. bestowen; pref. be- + stow a place. See Stow.] 1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put. "He bestowed it in a pouch." --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] See that the women are bestowed in safety. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation. [1913 Webster] 3. To expend, as money. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Empire is on us bestowed. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor. --1 Cor. xiii. 3. [1913 Webster] 5. To give in marriage. [1913 Webster] I could have bestowed her upon a fine gentleman. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] 6. To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] How might we see Falstaff bestow himself to-night in his true colors, and not ourselves be seen ? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To give; grant; present; confer; accord. [1913 Webster]




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