To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place. (verb)
To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation. (verb)
To dispose of. (verb)
To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone as a gift or honour. (verb)
To give in marriage. (verb)
To apply; make use of; use; employ. (verb)
To behave or deport. (verb)
Examples of word bestow
_bestow upon others_, and which we can bestow _liberally_ because by this very action we open the way for still greater supplies to flow in.
Let her work for you in return for this; she don't ask alms, she only wants employment and a little kindness, and the best charity we can bestow is to see that she has both.
But the idea of relinquishing those delightful amusements and flattering attentions, which wealth and equipage bestow, is painful.
That's a title we bestow on athletes in any sport who like to get bloody.
Would not viewing an individual's sexual orientation and behaviors as unique to that individual, rather than typical of a group identity, get rid of the sense of rigidity and exclusion that labels bestow?