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English definition of “endow”

endow

verb [T]     /ɪnˈdaʊ/
to give a large amount of money to pay for creating a college , hospital , etc. or to provide an income for it: The state of Michigan has endowed three institutes to do research for industry . This hospital was endowed by the citizens of Strasbourg in the 16th century .Investing money
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