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Synonyms for bestow

Synonyms for (verb) bestow

Synonyms: confer, bestow Definition: present Usage: The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated; bestow an honor on someone

Similar words: award, present Definition: give, especially as an honor or reward Usage: bestow honors and prizes at graduation

Synonyms: bestow Definition: give as a gift

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: lend, bring, impart, contribute, bestow, add Definition: bestow a quality on Usage: Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company; The music added a lot to the play; She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings; This adds a light note to the program

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue