bestowing Definition

  • 1confer or present (an honor, right, or gift)
  • 2give (something) as an honor or present

Using bestowing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bestowing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The university bestowed an honorary degree on her.

  • Example

    The queen bestowed a knighthood on him.

  • Example

    He was bestowed with the title of 'Employee of the Year'.

bestowing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for bestowing

Phrases with bestowing

  • to give something to someone as an honor or present


    The company bestowed a medal upon him for his outstanding performance.

  • bestow a favor

    to do something kind or helpful for someone


    She bestowed a great favor on me by lending me the money I needed.

  • to give someone a smile


    She bestowed a warm smile on the children as they entered the room.


Summary: bestowing in Brief

The verb 'bestowing' [bɪˈstəʊɪŋ] means to confer or present an honor, right, or gift, or to give something as an honor or present. It is often used in formal contexts, such as when a university bestows an honorary degree on someone or when a queen bestows a knighthood. The phrase 'bestow something on/upon someone' is commonly used, as well as 'bestow a favor' and 'bestow a smile.'