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endow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of endow

  1. 1 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute <a young performer endowed with a great singing voice> Synonyms bless, endue (or indue), favor, gift, invest Related Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, will Near Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint

  2. 2 to furnish (as an institution) with a regular source of income <a wealthy businessman who endowed several museums> Synonyms finance, fund, subsidize Related Words establish, found, organize; bequeath, contribute, donate, subscribe, support, underwrite; award, grant; back, promote, sponsor; capitalize, invest (in) Near Antonyms draw, receive; subsist Antonyms defund, disendow

  3. 3 to provide money for <the program to bring the arts to inner-city youths is endowed by a grant from the federal government> Synonyms bankroll, capitalize, finance, fund, stake, subsidize, underwriteRelated Words grubstake; cofinance, refinance; advocate, aid, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, sponsor, support; maintain, nourish, provide (for); clear, defray, discharge, foot, liquidate, pay, pay off, pay up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand; refundAntonyms defund


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