Pronunciation: (bi-stō'), [key]
1. to present as a gift; give; confer (usually fol. by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
2. to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed.
a. to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
b. to put; stow; deposit; store.
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