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Definition of the verb endow
What does endow mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: endowed | endowing | endows
- give qualities or abilities to
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] in [Theme] Leigh swaddled the baby in blankets [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Leslie staffed the store with employees [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination] The employees staffed the store
Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): adorn, anoint, bandage, bathe, bestrew, bind, blanket, block, blot, bombard, carpet, choke, cloak, clog, clutter, coat, contaminate, cover, dam, dapple, deck, decorate, deluge, dirty, disguise, dot, douse, drench, edge, embellish, emblazon, encircle, encrust, enrich, entangle, face, festoon, fill, fleck, flood, frame, garland, garnish, gild, grace, imbue, impregnate, infect, inject, inlay, interlace, interlard, interleave, intersperse, interweave, inundate, lard, lash, line, litter, mask, mottle, ornament, pad, panel, pave, plate, plug, replenish, riddle, ring, ripple, robe, saturate, season, shroud, smother, soak, soil, speckle, splotch, spot, staff, stipple, stop up, stud, suffuse, sully, surround, swaddle, swathe, taint, tile, trim, veil, vein.
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of endow: empower / endue / gift / indue / invest
- more generic word: enable = render capable or able for some task
- more specific word: cover = invest with a large or excessive amount of something
- furnish with an endowment
Alternative definition of the verb endow
- 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.
- 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.
- To bestow freely.
- To be furnished with something naturally.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for endow
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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.
Encyclopaedia 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]...
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.
by Robert B. Costello
endow 1. To give money or property to: Many wealthy people have endowed that museum with valuable paintings.
An 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.
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 ...
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: ...
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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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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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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine