I need help with this for my homework, as for I am a seventh-grade honors student who in which just needs some help with this. The position I'm in is very tricky though, because the word I'm wanting to know about, bestow, already has a prefix in it. In which is why I am wanting to know. I have tried all of the prefixes that mean 'not', and none of them sound right. I've gone over it over and over again, and still just cannot find the right on. This is for homework to, so I really need some help

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  • You mean like "unbestowed"? collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/unbestowed – Hot Licks Oct 16 '17 at 21:14
  • I'm afraid this really isn't clear. The question in your title doesn't have much to do with the main text in the body. Are you asking about an antonym for bestow? Or something else? Musical terms can have a large number of prefixes (hemidemisemihemidemisemiquaver, anyone?) – Andrew Leach Oct 16 '17 at 21:14
  • And there's always extinctionspectrophotopoleriscopeocculogravogyrokynetometer. – Hot Licks Oct 16 '17 at 21:20
  • @HotLicks: "unbestowed" is an adjective, though. Adjectives like "uneaten", "unturned" do not necessarily indicate the existence of corresponding verbs – sumelic Oct 16 '17 at 21:21
  • If you're looking for any antonym, there's the usual problem about which cline is involved, but 'withhold' might be seen as an antonym by some. And 'rescind' by others. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 16 '17 at 21:47