how to pronounce bestow


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bestow is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bestow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… an idea we bestow upon others not …”

meaning of bestow

To bestow means to give or confer as a gift.

bestow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bestow occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bestow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bestow can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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