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Definition of the verb endow

What does endow mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: endowed | endowing | endows

  1. give qualities or abilities to
  2. furnish with an endowment
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of endow: dower
    • more generic words: gift / give / present = give as a present
    • more specific word: benefice = endow with a benefice

Alternative definition of the verb endow


  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.
  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.
  3. To bestow freely.
  4. To be furnished with something naturally.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for endow

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Google previewThe Annual Register, Or a View of the History, Politicks and Literature of the Year ... (1789)

of the Marratta dominions southward, applies only to the possession they orice had of the country of Tanjore, and the tribute they collectsd from the Tondemans, f Endow is a pergunnah. foobah * Kalpy is not a soobah, but a pergunnah.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To ENDOW. v. a. indotore, Lat. endonairer, Fr]...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

endow v. 1 provide with property ora permanent income. 2 (be endowed with ) possess a qualVity or asset. endowment n. endure v. 1 experience and cope with prolonged pain or difficulty. 2 last for a long time. endurable adj. endurance n.

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

endow 1. To give money or property to: Many wealthy people have endowed that museum with valuable paintings.

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The seventh edition, with considerable improvements (1740)

by Nathan Bailey

To ENDOW' [ enden-mer, F.] to give one a Dowry, -to in'est in a Right to an Estate, Goode, &a.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1899)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

To endow " means to give; to bestow; to furnish with a portion of goods or estate; to settle on, as a permanent possession; to furnish with a permanent fund or property.' “ Endowment " is defined as property or pecuniary means bestowed as a ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

endow. encore noun 1. A request by an audience for an additional performance. 2. An additional performance given in response to applause, en-core (on'kor') anoun, plural encores encounter verb To come upon, especially unexpectedly: ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

But endow in precise use usually implies a permanent enriching, and endue an investing or clothing (either temporarily or permanently) with a specific quality or character (those who are the most richly endowed by nature, and accomplished ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb endow:


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Endow Meaning

Video shows what endow means. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income ...

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Why does God endow us with compassion? (Franz Schubert)
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Scrabble value of E1N1D2O1W4

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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