(), 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.
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See that the women are bestowed in safety.
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2. To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.
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3. To expend, as money. [Obs.]
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4. To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
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Empire is on us bestowed.
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Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor.
1 Cor. xiii. 3.
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5. To give in marriage.
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I could have bestowed her upon a fine gentleman.
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6. To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun. [Obs.]
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How might we see Falstaff bestow himself to-night in his true colors, and not ourselves be seen ?
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Syn. -- To give; grant; present; confer; accord.
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