en·dow /in-'dau̇/ vt [Anglo-French endower, from Old French en -, prefix stressing completion + douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot - dos gift, dowry]: to furnish with income; esp: to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support or maintenance of
a scholarship endow ed by the testator

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb aid, allot, allow, award, bequeath, bestow, contribute, donate, endue, enrich, fund, furnish, give, grant, hand down, hand out, hand over, help, hominem, instruere, make pecuniary provision, pass down, present, provide, put in the hands of, subsidize, supply, supply with means II index authorize, bear (yield), bestow, charge (empower), clothe, confer (give), contribute (supply), convey (transfer), dedicate, demise, descend, devise (give), divide (distribute), empower, enable, endue, fund, furnish, give (grant), impart, instate, leave (give), pass (advance), present (make a gift), provide (supply), subsidize, supply, vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To bestow something on someone; to provide financial support by granting property or an income.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Endow — En*dow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endowing}.] [OF. endouer; pref. en (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See {Dower}, and cf. 2d {Endue}.] 1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endow — en‧dow [ɪnˈdaʊ] verb [transitive] to give a sum of money to a college, hospital etc in order to give it an income: • He planned the museum and helped raise the $55 million to build and endow it. endowment noun [countable, uncountable] : • King s… …   Financial and business terms

  • endow — [en dou′, indou′] vt. [ME endouen < Anglo Fr endouer < OFr en , in + dotare, to endow < dos: see DOT2] 1. to provide with some talent, quality, etc. [endowed with courage] 2. to think of as having some quality or characteristic [to endow …   English World dictionary

  • endow — late 14c., indowen provide an income for, from Anglo Fr. endover, from en in + O.Fr. douer endow, from L. dotare bestow (see DOWRY (Cf. dowry)). Related: Endowing …   Etymology dictionary

  • endow — ► VERB 1) give or bequeath an income or property to. 2) (usu. be endowed with) provide with a quality, ability, or asset. 3) establish (a university post, annual prize, etc.) by donating funds. DERIVATIVES endower noun. ORIGIN Old French endouer …   English terms dictionary

  • endow — *dower, endue Analogous words: bestow, confer (see GIVE): *grant, award, accord: empower, *enable: *furnish, equip Contrasted words: denude, *strip, divest, bare: despoil, spoliate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • endow — [v] give large gift accord, award, back, bequeath, bestow, come through with, confer, contribute, donate, empower, enable, endue, enhance, enrich, establish, favor, finance, found, fund, furnish, grant, heighten, invest, lay on*, leave, make… …   New thesaurus

  • endow — v. 1) to endow richly 2) (d; tr.) to endow with * * * [ɪn daʊ] (d; tr.) to endow with to endow richly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • endow — verb a) 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. She was endowed… …   Wiktionary

  • endow — UK [ɪnˈdaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms endow : present tense I/you/we/they endow he/she/it endows present participle endowing past tense endowed past participle endowed to give money to a school, hospital, or other institution Phrasal… …   English dictionary

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