[ɪn'dau], [en-]
1) обеспечивать постоянным доходом; передавать завещанное наследство; делать вклад, снабжать, обеспечивать (материально)

In 1937 Mellon endowed the National Gallery of Art. — В 1937 году Меллон передал свою коллекцию в дар Национальной художественной галерее.

This hospital was endowed by the citizens of Strasbourg in the 16th century. — Эта больница была построена на деньги жителей Страсбурга в 16-м веке.

2) наделять, одарять (чем-л.)

to endow richly — богато одарить, щедро наделить

endowed with a good sense of humour — одарённый хорошим чувством юмора

Sickness endows the mind with a new perceptiveness. — Болезнь наделяет разум возможностью по-новому воспринимать вещи.

The man is endowed with reason. — Человек одарён разумом.

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  • Endow — En*dow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endowing}.] [OF. endouer; pref. en (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See {Dower}, and cf. 2d {Endue}.] 1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endow — en·dow /in dau̇/ vt [Anglo French endower, from Old French en , prefix stressing completion + douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot dos gift, dowry]: to furnish with income; esp: to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support …   Law dictionary

  • endow — en‧dow [ɪnˈdaʊ] verb [transitive] to give a sum of money to a college, hospital etc in order to give it an income: • He planned the museum and helped raise the $55 million to build and endow it. endowment noun [countable, uncountable] : • King s… …   Financial and business terms

  • endow — [en dou′, indou′] vt. [ME endouen < Anglo Fr endouer < OFr en , in + dotare, to endow < dos: see DOT2] 1. to provide with some talent, quality, etc. [endowed with courage] 2. to think of as having some quality or characteristic [to endow …   English World dictionary

  • endow — late 14c., indowen provide an income for, from Anglo Fr. endover, from en in + O.Fr. douer endow, from L. dotare bestow (see DOWRY (Cf. dowry)). Related: Endowing …   Etymology dictionary

  • endow — ► VERB 1) give or bequeath an income or property to. 2) (usu. be endowed with) provide with a quality, ability, or asset. 3) establish (a university post, annual prize, etc.) by donating funds. DERIVATIVES endower noun. ORIGIN Old French endouer …   English terms dictionary

  • endow — *dower, endue Analogous words: bestow, confer (see GIVE): *grant, award, accord: empower, *enable: *furnish, equip Contrasted words: denude, *strip, divest, bare: despoil, spoliate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • endow — [v] give large gift accord, award, back, bequeath, bestow, come through with, confer, contribute, donate, empower, enable, endue, enhance, enrich, establish, favor, finance, found, fund, furnish, grant, heighten, invest, lay on*, leave, make… …   New thesaurus

  • endow — v. 1) to endow richly 2) (d; tr.) to endow with * * * [ɪn daʊ] (d; tr.) to endow with to endow richly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • endow — verb a) 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. She was endowed… …   Wiktionary

  • endow — UK [ɪnˈdaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms endow : present tense I/you/we/they endow he/she/it endows present participle endowing past tense endowed past participle endowed to give money to a school, hospital, or other institution Phrasal… …   English dictionary

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