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The ClueConfers (upon) (7 letter answer)
NotesThe answer BESTOWS is so rare that it appears less than once every 2500 puzzles.
DefinitionBESTOW as a verb:
1. (confer, bestow) = present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone"
2. give as a gift
3. (lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring) = 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"