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Definition of "endow" []

  • To provide with property, income, or a source of income. (verb-transitive)
  • To equip or supply with a talent or quality: Nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice. (verb-transitive)
  • To imagine as having a usually favorable trait or quality: endowed the family pet with human intelligence. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To provide with a dower. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endow" in a sentence
  • "We have (with Tregelles) avoided both by rendering the word "endow," which includes "power," and whatever other gifts were necessary for their mission."
  • "Interestingly, modern technology allows us to do things like "endow" an application with SaaS with very little intrusiveness whereas in the past, this may have required a new stack."
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