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en·dow

 (ĕn-dou′)
tr.v. en·dowed, en·dow·ing, en·dows
1. To provide with property, income, or a source of income.
2.
a. To equip or supply with a talent or quality: Nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice.
b. To imagine as having a usually favorable trait or quality: endowed the family pet with human intelligence.
3. Obsolete To provide with a dower.

[Middle English endowen, from Anglo-Norman endouer : Old French en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + Old French douer, to provide with a dowry (from Latin dōtāre, from dōs, dōt-, dowry; see dō- in Indo-European roots).]

endow

(ɪnˈdaʊ)
vb (tr)
1. (Banking & Finance) to provide with or bequeath a source of permanent income
2. (usually foll by with) to provide (with qualities, characteristics, etc)
3. (Law) obsolete to provide with a dower
[C14: from Old French endouer, from en-1 + douer, from Latin dōtāre, from dōs dowry]
enˈdower n

en•dow

(ɛnˈdaʊ)

v.t.
1. to provide with a permanent fund or source of income, as by a donation: to endow a college.
2. to furnish, as with some talent, faculty, or quality; equip.
3. Obs. to provide with a dower.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French endouer=en- en-1 + douer < Latin dōtāre to dower; derivative of dōs, s. dōt- dot2]
en•dow′er, n.

endow

- First meant "provide a dower or dowry."
See also related terms for provide.

endow


Past participle: endowed
Gerund: endowing

Imperative
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Present
I endow
you endow
he/she/it endows
we endow
you endow
they endow
Preterite
I endowed
you endowed
he/she/it endowed
we endowed
you endowed
they endowed
Present Continuous
I am endowing
you are endowing
he/she/it is endowing
we are endowing
you are endowing
they are endowing
Present Perfect
I have endowed
you have endowed
he/she/it has endowed
we have endowed
you have endowed
they have endowed
Past Continuous
I was endowing
you were endowing
he/she/it was endowing
we were endowing
you were endowing
they were endowing
Past Perfect
I had endowed
you had endowed
he/she/it had endowed
we had endowed
you had endowed
they had endowed
Future
I will endow
you will endow
he/she/it will endow
we will endow
you will endow
they will endow
Future Perfect
I will have endowed
you will have endowed
he/she/it will have endowed
we will have endowed
you will have endowed
they will have endowed
Future Continuous
I will be endowing
you will be endowing
he/she/it will be endowing
we will be endowing
you will be endowing
they will be endowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been endowing
you have been endowing
he/she/it has been endowing
we have been endowing
you have been endowing
they have been endowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been endowing
you will have been endowing
he/she/it will have been endowing
we will have been endowing
you will have been endowing
they will have been endowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been endowing
you had been endowing
he/she/it had been endowing
we had been endowing
you had been endowing
they had been endowing
Conditional
I would endow
you would endow
he/she/it would endow
we would endow
you would endow
they would endow
Past Conditional
I would have endowed
you would have endowed
he/she/it would have endowed
we would have endowed
you would have endowed
they would have endowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.endow - give qualities or abilities to
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
2.endow - furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
benefice - endow with a benefice

endow

verb
1. provide, favour, grace, bless, supply, furnish, enrich, endue He was endowed with wealth, health and a good intellect.
2. finance, fund, pay for, award, grant, invest in, confer, settle on, bestow, make over, bequeath, purvey, donate money to The ambassador has endowed a public-service fellowship programme.
3. imbue, steep, bathe, saturate, pervade, instil, infuse, permeate, impregnate, inculcate Herbs have been used for centuries to endow a whole range of foods with subtle flavours.

endow

verb
To present with a quality, trait, or power:
Translations
يَمْنَح، يَهِب، يُنْعِم على
udstyrevelsigne
antaalahjoittaasuodavarustaa
búa, gæîa
Dievo dovanagabumai
apveltītpiešķirt
obdariť
doğuştan sahip olmak

endow

[ɪnˈdaʊ] VT
1. (= found) [+ prize, professorship] → fundar, crear; (= donate) → dotar, hacer una donación a
2. (fig) to be endowed withestar dotado de

endow

[ɪnˈdaʊ] vt
(= provide with money) → doter
(= equip) to be endowed with [+ talent, quality] → être doté(e) de

endow

vt
institution, churcheine Stiftung machen an (+acc); (Univ, Sch) prize, chairstiften; an endowed school eine mit Stiftungsgeldern gebaute und finanzierte Schule
(fig) usu pass to endow somebody with somethingjdm etw geben or schenken; to be endowed with a natural talent for singingein sängerisches Naturtalent sein; the poor lad is not very well endowed (inf: with intelligence) → mit dem armen Bengel ist nicht viel los; she’s well endowed (hum)sie ist von der Natur reichlich ausgestattet (worden)

endow

[ɪnˈdaʊ] vt
a. (equip) to endow withfornire di, dotare di
to be endowed with (fig) → essere dotato/a di
b. (prize) → istituire; (hospital) → fondare; (provide with money, institution) → devolvere denaro a
to endow sth with sth → devolvere qc a favore di qc

endow

(inˈdau) verb
to provide. She was endowed with great beauty.
enˈdowment noun
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