endow

verb
en·​dow | \ in-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce endow (audio) , en- \
endowed; endowing; endows

Definition of endow

transitive verb

1 : to furnish with an income especially : to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support or maintenance of endow a hospital
2 : to furnish with a dower
3 : to provide with something freely or naturally endowed with a good sense of humor

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Examples of endow in a Sentence

The wealthy couple endowed a new wing of the hospital. She plans to endow a faculty position at the university. The money will be used to endow the museum and research facility.
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First Known Use of endow

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for endow

Middle English, from Anglo-French endower, from en- + dower, douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot-, dos gift, dowry — more at date

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30 Mar 2022

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“Endow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endow. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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endow

verb
en·​dow | \ in-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce endow (audio) \
endowed; endowing

Kids Definition of endow

1 : to provide with money for support The millionaire endowed a scholarship.
2 : to provide with something freely or naturally Humans are endowed with reason.

endow

transitive verb
en·​dow | \ in-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce endow (audio) \

Legal Definition of endow

: to furnish with income especially : to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support or maintenance of a scholarship endowed by the testator

History and Etymology for endow

Anglo-French endower, from Old French en-, prefix stressing completion + douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot-, dos gift, dowry

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