endow

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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")).

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endow (third-person singular simple present endows, present participle endowing, simple past and past participle endowed)

  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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Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 19:24