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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: endouer, from Latin dotare 'to give'

endow

verb
     
en‧dow [transitive]
to give a college, hospital etc a large sum of money that provides it with an income

endow somebody/something with something

phrasal verb
1 to make someone or something have a particular quality, or to believe that they have it:
Her resistance to the Nationalists endowed her with legendary status.
2

be endowed with something

to naturally have a good feature or quality:
She was endowed with good looks.
3 to give someone something

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