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[v] furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
[v] give qualities or abilities to

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benefice, cover, enable, gift, give, present

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\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 make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution. Endowing hospitals and almshouses. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
2. 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.

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