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Gift vs. Bestow

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  • Gift (noun)

    Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.

  • Gift (noun)

    A talent or natural ability.

    "She had a gift for playing the flute."

  • Gift (noun)

    Something gained incidentally, without effort.

  • Gift (noun)

    The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing.

    "The office is in the gift of the President."

  • Gift (verb)

    To give as a gift or donation.

  • Gift (verb)

    To give away, to concede easily.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To dispose of.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone or something, especially as a gift or honour.

    "Medals were bestowed on the winning team."

  • Bestow (verb)

    To give in marriage.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To apply; make use of; use; employ.

  • Bestow (verb)

    To behave or deport.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gift (noun)

    Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.

  • Gift (noun)

    The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.

  • Gift (noun)

    A bribe; anything given to corrupt.

  • Gift (noun)

    Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.

  • Gift (noun)

    A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.

  • Gift

    To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.

  • Bestow

    To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.

  • Bestow

    To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.

  • Bestow

    To expend, as money.

  • Bestow

    To give or confer; to impart; - with on or upon.

  • Bestow

    To give in marriage.

  • Bestow

    To demean; to conduct; to behave; - followed by a reflexive pronoun.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gift (noun)

    something acquired without compensation

  • Gift (noun)

    natural qualities or talents

  • Gift (noun)

    the act of giving

  • Gift (verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

  • Gift (verb)

    give as a present; make a gift of;

    "What will you give her for her birthday?"

  • Bestow (verb)

    present;

    "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"

    "bestow an honor on someone"

  • Bestow (verb)

    give as a gift

  • Bestow (verb)

    bestow a quality on;

    "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"

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