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

transitive verb

: 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
: to provide an endowment for (something) again
a campaign to reendow the university

Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of reendow was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Reendow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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