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Meaning of ENDOW

Pronunciation:  en'daw

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
  2. [v]  give qualities or abilities to

ENDOW is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: dower, empower, endue, gift, indue, invest
 See Also: benefice, cover, enable, gift, give, present



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*dow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endowed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Endowing}.] [OF. endouer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. douer to
endow, L. dotare. See {Dower}, and cf. 2d {Endue}.]
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.

         Endowing hospitals and almshouses.    --Bp.

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.

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