Endowing
Endow En*dow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endowing}.] [OF. endouer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See {Dower}, and cf. 2d {Endue}.] 1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution. [1913 Webster]

Endowing hospitals and almshouses. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits. [1913 Webster]


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