ENDOW

endow, dower

(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


Etymology

Verb

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.

Synonym: begift

(transitive) Usually in the passive: to naturally furnish (with something).

Synonyms: bless, gift

Anagrams

• Downe, Woden, downe, nowed, owned, woned

Source: Wiktionary


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 public institution. 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 benefits.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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