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endow


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Endow  \En*dow"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Endowed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Endowing}.]  [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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  endow 
  v  1:  give  qualities  or  abilities  to  [syn:  {indue},  {gift},  {empower}, 
  {invest},  {endue}] 
  2:  furnish  with  an  endowment  [syn:  {dower}] 




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