endow(redirected from endows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
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.
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.
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.