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Definition of Endow

Endow

  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.
  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.

Endow Quotations

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
Jean Rostand

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
George Santayana

Why does God endow us with compassion?
Franz Schubert

When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
Ezra Taft Benson
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Endow Translations

endow in Dutch is begiftigen, meegeven
endow in French is dotez, dotent, doter, dotons
endow in German is dotieren, dotiere
endow in Latin is dito
endow in Norwegian is gi gave til
endow in Portuguese is dote

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