[en-dou] /ɛnˈdaʊ/

verb (used with object)
to provide with a permanent fund or source of income:
to endow a college.
to furnish, as with some talent, faculty, or quality; equip:
Nature has endowed her with great ability.
Obsolete. to provide with a dower.
verb (used without object)
(of a life-insurance policy) to become payable; yield its conditions.
verb (transitive)
to provide with or bequeath a source of permanent income
(usually foll by with) to provide (with qualities, characteristics, etc)
(obsolete) to provide with a dower

late 14c., indowen “provide an income for,” from Anglo-French endover, from en- “in” + Old French douer “endow,” from Latin dotare “bestow” (see dowry). Related: Endowed; endowing.


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