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1 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
  • a young performer endowed with a great singing voice

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2 to furnish (as an institution) with a regular source of income
  • a wealthy businessman who endowed several museums

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3 to provide money for
  • the program to bring the arts to inner-city youths is endowed by a grant from the federal government

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The first known use of endow was in the 14th century

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“Endow.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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