What is another word for endows?

122 synonyms found


[ ɛndˈa͡ʊz], [ ɛndˈa‍ʊz], [ ɛ_n_d_ˈaʊ_z]

Endows is a verb that means providing someone with a particular quality or thing. There are several synonyms for endows such as bless, grant, entrust, confer, bestow, endue, invest, furnish, and empower. The synonym bless implies an act of gratitude, or a favor from a higher power. Grant suggests a formal or legal process, whereas entrust implies a personal choice or confidence in someone. Confer is used to describe a ceremonial act of honor or distinction, and bestow can be used to describe something given as a gift. Endue is often used in reference to a quality, while invest can suggest monetary value. Furnish is also used to describe a material object, and empower suggests the granting of power or authority.

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Usage examples for Endows

Its equatorial situation alone endows Ceylon with endless summer.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou
The romance of truffles endows the very word itself with a halo, an aristocratic halo full of mystery and suggestion.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe
Amid the treasures of memory garnered during the winter's wanderings through the Malay Archipelago, the unclouded merriment which endows these children of Nature remains as the deepest impression stamped on the memory of the Western pilgrim.
"Through the Malay Archipelago"
Emily Richings

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