Definition of “endow” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “endow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“endow” in American English

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endowverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈdɑʊ/

to give money that will provide an income for a college or university, a hospital, or other organization:

In 1937, Mellon endowed the National Gallery of Art.
endowed with

If someone or something is endowed with a particular quality or feature, the person or thing naturally has that quality or feature:

People think Jefferson was endowed with great wisdom.

(Definition of “endow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“endow” in Business English

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endowverb [ T ]


to give a large amount of money to pay for creating a college, hospital, etc., or to provide an income for it:

$1.5 million was donated to endow a university chair in his name.

(Definition of “endow” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)