Definition of endow :
1. 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.
2. 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.
aid (part of speech: verb)
offer (part of speech: verb)
supply (part of speech: verb)
give (part of speech: verb)
assign, attribute, lend, contribute, consign, devote, allow, dispense, dole, provide, supply, donate, bequeath, pledge, expend, deliver, share, award, furnish, pay, ration, send, shower, lavish, allot, disburse, ascribe
- It had been long customary for the groom to endow his bride in public at the church door. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- He is unable to endow his daughters, and I have, therefore, taken this upon myself. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- Where is the ancient wealth wherewith I clothed Our human nakedness, and could endow With spiritual splendour a white brow That else had grinned at me the fact I loathed? - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.