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English definition of “endow”

endow

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈdaʊ/ us  
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.
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