(verb) furnish with an endowment; “When she got married, she got dowered”
endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue
(verb) give qualities or abilities to
Source: WordNet® 3.1
endow (third-person singular simple present endows, present participle endowing, simple past and past participle endowed)
(transitive, archaic or obsolete) To provide with a dower (“the portion that a widow receives from her deceased husband's property”) or a dowry (“property given to a bride”).
(transitive) To give property to (someone) as a gift; specifically, to provide (a person or institution) with support in the form of a permanent fund of money or other benefits.
(transitive) Followed by with, or rarely by of: to enrich or furnish with some faculty or quality.
(transitive) Usually in the passive: to naturally furnish (with something).
Synonyms: bless, gift
• Downe, Woden, downe, nowed, owned, woned
En*dow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Endowing.]
Etym: [OF. endouer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare.
See Dower, and cf. 2d Endue.]
1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for
support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon;
especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a
Endowing hospitals and almshouses. Bp. Stillingfleet.
2. 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
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition