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Definitions of endow

  1. To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); - followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To bestow a permanent fund or source of income upon; as, to endow a college; furnish with a gift, faculty, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To give a dowry or marriage-portion to: to settle a permanent provision on: to enrich with any gift or faculty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To furnish with a dower; enrich with a gift. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To provide with a permanent fund or income. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To furnish or equip. as with natural gifts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. give qualities or abilities to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To settle a dower on; to provide for by an endowment; to furnish with any gift, quality, or faculty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To settle on or furnish with in permanency; to settle money or property on permanently; to enrich or provide with, as a gift, quality, or faculty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. ENDOWER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for endow

  1. He told me that his elderly mistress wanted to become his wife, but that he would not hear of it, though she offered to endow him with all her worldly goods. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. And also, does it not follow that if this dead universe again lives, a superior power must draw back the scattered beams of light, heat, magnetism, and other forces, and re- endow the dead residuum? – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
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