V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to give someone something desirable, especially money; 2. to equip or be equipped with an ability or quality

Synonyms: fund, donate, award, bestow, grant, confer, bequeath, give, bless

Antonyms: receive, subsist, take, deplete

Tips: Endow comes from the Latin word dotare, "to provide with a dowry." An endowment is a large sum of money given as a gift to a university or other institution. Endow is also used in the context of giving (or passing on to) someone desirable qualities or attributes: "My father endowed me with his intelligence."

Usage Examples:

Luckily, she was endowed with a great sense of humor and could laugh at herself. (blessed, conferred)

The University was able to build the new Center for Peace and Justice thanks to a large endowment. (gift, grant) noun

I would like to endow this institution with the money it needs to make the necessary improvements. (bestow, fund)

She was endowed with superior intelligence and was accepted at all the universities to which she applied. (bestowed, blessed)

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