[syn: endow, dower]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: give qualities or abilities to [syn: endow, indue,
gift, empower, invest, endue]
2: furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got
dowered" [syn: endow, dower]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "endow":
accommodate, accord, afford, arm, authorize, award, back, bequeath,
bestow, bless with, clothe, clothe with power, confer, contribute,
deputize, donate, dower, empower, enable, endow with, endue,
enhance, enrich, favor with, fill, fill up, finance, find, found,
fund, furnish, give, grace with, grant, heighten, invest, keep,
maintain, make available, make provision for, organize, prepare,
present, promote, provide, provide for, recruit, replenish,
settle on, settle upon, sponsor, stock, store, subscribe,
subsidize, supply, support, vest, vest with, yield