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.