reendow

verb
re·​en·​dow | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈdau̇ How to pronounce reendow (audio) , -en- \
variants: or re-endow
reendowed or re-endowed; reendowing or re-endowing

Definition of reendow

transitive verb

1 : to endow (someone or something) again reendowing the country with a sense of security He also tried to reendow the nobility with the power that Louis XIV had snatched from it.— Virginia Cowles
2 : to provide an endowment for (something) again a campaign to reendow the university

First Known Use of reendow

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Reendow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reendow. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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