• Endow


    • IPA: /ɪnˈdaʊ/
    • Rhymes: -aʊ

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    From Middle English endowen, from Anglo-Norman endover, en- + Old French douer (from Latin dōtāre ("to endow"), from dōs, dōtis ("dowry")).

    Full definition of endow


    1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution.
    2. To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); — followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.
    3. To bestow freely.
    4. To be furnished with something naturally.She was endowed with a beautiful voice.


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