bestow vs impart what difference

what is difference between bestow and impart

English

Etymology

From Middle English bestowen, bistowen; equivalent to be- (on, over, about) +‎ stow (to put something away).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɪˈstoʊ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈstəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Hyphenation: be‧stow

Verb

bestow (third-person singular simple present bestows, present participle bestowing, simple past and past participle bestowed)

  1. (transitive) To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; to stow or place; to put something somewhere.
    • 1611, King James Bible, Luke 12:17:
      And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits.
    • 1977, J.R.R. Tolkien, Of the Rings of Power, HarperCollins, page 358:
      Of the Three Rings that the Elves had preserved unsullied no open word was ever spoken among the Wise, and few even of the Eldar knew where they were bestowed.
  2. (transitive) To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.
  3. (transitive) To dispose of.
    • 1615-17, Thomas Middleton et al., The Widow, in The Ancient British drama, edited by Robert Dodsley, Sir Walter Scott, published 1810:
      Here are blank warrants of all dispositions; give me but the name and nature of your malefactor, and I’ll bestow him according to his merits.
  4. (transitive) To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone or something, especially as a gift or honour.
    Medals were bestowed on the winning team.
    • 1831, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
      Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun which bestowed such joy upon me.
    • 2008, Illiad, Userfriendly.org, “The Large Hadron Collider Game”
      CERN bestows slush fund on the LHC. Take all pennies from the CERN space.
  5. (transitive) To give in marriage.
    • 1590-92, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act 1, Scene 1, lines 50-51:
      That is not to bestow my youngest daughter/ before I have a husband for the elder.
  6. (transitive) To apply; make use of; use; employ.
    • 1887, John Marston, Arthur Henry Bullen, The Works of John Marston:
      […] I determine to bestow Some time in learning languages abroad; […]
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To behave or deport.

Derived terms

  • bestowable
  • bestowage
  • bestowal
  • bestower
  • bestowment

Translations

Anagrams

  • betows, bowest


English

Etymology

From Middle English imparten, borrowed from Middle French impartir, empartir, from Late Latin impartiō, impertiō, from im- (in) + Latin partiō (divide).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɑːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɑːɹt/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)t

Verb

impart (third-person singular simple present imparts, present participle imparting, simple past and past participle imparted)

  1. (transitive) To give or bestow (e.g. a quality or property).
  2. (transitive) To give a part or to share.
    Synonyms: bequeath, bestow, give; see also Thesaurus:give
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VIII, line 440
      Expressing well the spirit within thee [Adam] free, / My [God’s] image, not imparted to the brute.
  3. (transitive) To make known; to show (by speech, writing etc.).
    Synonyms: disclose, tell; see also Thesaurus:announce, Thesaurus:inform
    • 1662, John Dryden, letter to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
      Well may he then to you his cares impart.
  4. (intransitive) To hold a conference or consultation.
  5. (transitive) To obtain a share of; to partake of.
    • c. 1587 Anthony Munday, John a Kent and John a Cumber
      Sweet Cossen, what we may not now impart, heere let vs bury it, closely in our hart

Translations

References

  • impart at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • impart in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Primat, arm pit, armpit

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