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endow (someone or something) with (something)

1. To bestow a monetary donation on someone or something. A wealthy benefactor has endowed the college with a new scholarship.
2. To give or contribute something to someone or something. Rachel's absence this year really endowed the event with a degree of sadness.
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endowed with (something)

Having a certain innate attribute or trait. Meredith has been endowed with so much confidence—I wish I could just hop up on stage like her.
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endow someone or something with something

1. . to give something to someone or something. We endowed her with the courage she needed to do the job. Gerald endowed the proceedings with a distinctive atmosphere.
2. to provide someone or something with a large sum of money that will provide income. I will endow my alma mater with some of my fortune. The family endowed a chair in the humanities at the university.
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As a former employee of Aerovent, I decided to go to past recipients of the award to see if they would contribute to the fund to endow it.
Gill Foundation to endow the USC School of Engineering's composite center.
To endow commercial crops with a novel trait, such as herbicide resistance or freeze tolerance, genetic engineers traditionally first find some other plant with the desired quality.
The Swedish Central Bank persuaded the Nobel Foundation in 1968 to let it endow the award.
Private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy is to endow around $100m in planned Sky Solar ventures in Latin America and Japan.
The effort to endow the chair was spearheaded by Ed Walborsky, a 1979 graduate and outgoing president of the college of law's alumni association.
The Foundation, during the ASAE Annual International Meeting, determined that efforts must be made to endow all award funds for the purpose of stabilizing the program.
Jerry Yang, 28, and David Filo, 30, are the youngest individuals to endow a chair in the school's recorded history.
As the technology advances, genetic engineering should provide a much more efficient way to endow plants with agriculturally and nutritionally important traits than is possible with conventional breeding.
The annual induction dinner will endow new scholarship programs for the campus's Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies.
Taiwan s National Development Council (NDC) is projecting to endow a total of US$83 million in four venture capital firms, hoping to spur growth for innovative start-ups and technology development for the island.