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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
endow
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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
References in classic literature ?
THE Dog, as created, had a rigid tail, but after some centuries of a cheerless existence, unappreciated by Man, who made him work for his living, he implored the Creator to endow him with a wag.
But ye men endow us always with your own virtues--alas, ye virtuous ones!"
The view generally entertained by naturalists is that species, when intercrossed, have been specially endowed with the quality of sterility, in order to prevent the confusion of all organic forms.
For this purpose, they divided the term of his life between them, and each endowed one portion of it with the qualities which chiefly characterized himself.
The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
Instead of men endowed with divine authority and directly guided by the will of God, modern history has given us either heroes endowed with extraordinary, superhuman capacities, or simply men of very various kinds, from monarchs to journalists, who lead the masses.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men; which both in affection and means, have married and endowed the public.
Perhaps the men she carried had asked her to do too much, had stretched beyond breaking-point the enduring faithfulness which seems wrought and hammered into that assemblage of iron ribs and plating, of wood and steel and canvas and wire, which goes to the making of a ship - a complete creation endowed with character, individuality, qualities and defects, by men whose hands launch her upon the water, and that other men shall learn to know with an intimacy surpassing the intimacy of man with man, to love with a love nearly as great as that of man for woman, and often as blind in its infatuated disregard of defects.
The side turned up to the public view, presented the spectacle of a gentleman, possessed of considerable reputation as a speaker at charitable meetings, and endowed with administrative abilities, which he placed at the disposal of various Benevolent Societies, mostly of the female sort.
He saw that the soulless thing within was endowed with a kindlier and more noble nature than he himself possessed.
After Pagolo died, he fought under his brother Vitellozzo, and in a very short time, being endowed with wit and a vigorous body and mind, he became the first man in his profession.
Janetta was then only fifteen; naturally well disposed, endowed with a susceptible Heart, and a simpathetic Disposition, she might, had these amiable qualities been properly encouraged, have been an ornament to human Nature; but unfortunately her Father possessed not a soul sufficiently exalted to admire so promising a Disposition, and had endeavoured by every means on his power to prevent it encreasing with her Years.