Endow Definition

ĕn-dou
endowed, endows
verb
endowed, endows
To provide with some talent, quality, etc.
Endowed with courage.
Webster's New World
To give money or property so as to provide an income for the support of (a college, hospital, etc.)
Webster's New World
To think of as having some quality or characteristic.
To endow gods with human traits.
Webster's New World
To provide with a dower.
Webster's New World
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.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
receivetake
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Other Word Forms of Endow

Noun

Singular:
endow
Plural:
endows

Origin of Endow

  • Middle English endowen from Anglo-Norman endouer Old French en- intensive pref. en–1 Old French douer to provide with a dowry (from Latin dōtāre) (from dōs dōt- dowry dō- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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