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