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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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Peter Fothergill, chairman of Loughborough Endowed Schools Board of Governors, added: "This move does not undermine our belief in single-sex education at Loughborough Grammar School or Loughborough High School; however, a new coeducational offer provides our parents with a choice across the Foundation to select the School that delivers the best style of education for their child."
"I've interviewed a handful of them and I'm working on a book about their mentoring," Hartlep said of the few Asians who hold endowed chairs or distinguished professorships in schools of education.
Members and friends of the Society have nearly endowed a fund in memory of Anne Dhu McLucas.
Former AUB faculty member Nadim Munla said an endowed scholarship fund was an especially appropriate memorial for his good friend and former classmate.
"We are now running up to 65 endowed properties -- there were only eight at the time of establishment of AGS -- as well as 172 properties attached to mosques.
The master of Lord Leycester Hospital, Lt Col Gerald Lesinski, says the building has running costs of more than PS100,000 per year: "We couldn't exist without the help that The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust and others have given us over the years."
The Endowed Chair will be able to create new opportunities for teaching and research while making sure leadership is provided from highly capable faculty members.
Endowed staff positions might not be as common as endowed faculty positions, but Rollins is not the only college with them.
The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce it has received funding for its first fully endowed chair through a contribution from Richard and Diane Block.
The Launching ceremony of the Saudi ARAMCO Endowed Chair in PMU is truly a historic event in PMU's history because it signifies the close collaborative ties between PMU and SAUDI ARAMCO.
By endowing the chair, SABIC seeks to create a world-class center of ex- cellence in polymer catalysis based on a synergistic collaboration between the newly endowed KAUST chair and SABIC's own well-established exper- tise in catalyst development, a state- ment said.
By endowing the chair, Sabic seeks to create a world-class centre of excellence in polymer catalysis based on a synergistic collaboration between the newly endowed Kaust chair and Sabic's own well-established expertise in catalyst development, a statement said.
The PDK Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK or who qualify under particular endowed scholarship criteria.
WORCESTER - The endowed scholarships of Worcester State College got a boost yesterday as alumni and families announced donations of more than $100,000 during annual reunion weekend dinners.