An example of endow is when a parent passes on his intelligence to his child and the child is endowed with intelligence.
An example of endow is when you give money to a university to build a library or set up a scholarship fund.
To endow gods with human traits.
Endowed with courage.
Origin of endow
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")).