reendow

verb re·en·dow \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈdau̇ , -en- \
variants: or re-endow
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reendow

reendowed or re-endowed; reendowing or re-endowing
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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