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noun as in conferment

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Months after being named a Kennedy Center honoree, President Barack Obama bestowed upon Tyson his last Presidential Medal of Freedom.

And, for what it’s worth, the best ranking bestowed upon Rivers in the yearly NFL Top 100 rankings was 17th in 2019 behind four other passers, Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Brady and Rodgers.

We are not talking necessarily about some grand cosmic meaning, or a divine meaning bestowed by God, or even a lasting, eternal meaning.

For the first time, a vegan restaurant gets a Michelin star in FranceThis week, the dining guide arm of tire company Michelin returned to its home country, bestowing stars on 638 restaurants in France, including 57 new starred restaurants.

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I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you’ve bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

But that bestowal of trust is just one way in which Jim has prepared the NewsHour for a future in the digital age.

"The request for a glass of water was evidently only an excuse for the bestowal of an extraordinarily large gratuity," said David.

Some talked in a low voice; others watched the king, awaiting the bestowal of a look or a word.

"And my partial little daughter had the bestowal of such preferment and titles," he added laughingly.

I see no wisdom in his bestowal of his property upon a slave; no affection in this slight upon his only son.

When he returned he was followed by a waiter with a hamper to whose bestowal in the back of the car he looked carefully.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bestowal, such as: accordance, bestowment, conferral, disposal, grant, and present.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.