I. verb — [with obj.] 1. confer or present (an honour, right, or gift) • the office was bestowed on him by the monarch of this realm.
‹archaic› put (something) in a specified place
• stooping to bestow the presents into eager hands.
II. derivatives bestowal /bɪˈstəʊəl / noun
– origin Middle English (in the sense ‘use for, devote to’): from be- (as an intensifier) + Old English stōw ‘place’.