bestow

When you present an honor or gift to someone, you bestow it, which is the same as giving it, but often classier and more respectful.

Bestow comes from the Middle English stowen, "to place." Placing something really valuable or honoring in the hands of another, or conferring a position of responsibility on them, is to bestow it. For example, "She gave her teacher a ceramic apple she had made, knowing that her whole class would bestow the big honor of Teacher of the Year later that day," or, "The king praised her for working with the poor, and he would later bestow the medal of honor on her in a ceremony."

Definitions of bestow
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v give as a gift

Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v present

bestow an honor on someone”
Synonyms:
confer
Types:
miter
confer a miter on (a bishop)
bless
confer prosperity or happiness on
graduate
confer an academic degree upon
Type of:
award, present
give, especially as an honor or reward

v bestow a quality on

Synonyms:
add, bring, contribute, impart, lend
Types:
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factor
be a contributing factor
instill, transfuse
impart gradually
tinsel
impart a cheap brightness to
throw in
add as an extra or as a gratuity
breathe
impart as if by breathing
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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