Definition of endow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

endow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they endow
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊ//
 
he / she / it endows
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊz//
 
past simple endowed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊd//
 
past participle endowed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊd//
 
-ing form endowing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊɪŋ//
 
 
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endow something to give a large sum of money to a school, a college or another institution to provide it with an income In her will, she endowed a scholarship in the physics department. Word Origin late Middle English (also in the sense ‘provide a dower or dowry’; formerly also as indow): from legal Anglo-Norman French endouer, from en- ‘in, towards’ + Old French douer ‘give as a gift’ (from Latin dotare ‘endow’, from dos, dot- ‘dowry’). Phrasal Verbsbe endowed with somethingendow somebody with something
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