endowed Definition

  • 1provided with a particular quality, ability, or asset
  • 2give or bequeath an income or property to (a person or institution)

Using endowed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "endowed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was endowed with a beautiful voice.

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    The scholarship was endowed by the alumni.

  • Example

    The foundation was endowed with a large sum of money.

  • Example

    The artist's work is endowed with a sense of mystery.

endowed Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for endowed

Phrases with endowed

  • self-endowed

    having a natural ability or talent without external influence


    He was a self-endowed musician who never had any formal training.

  • endowed chair/professorship

    a permanent academic position that is supported by the revenue generated by an endowment fund


    The university established an endowed chair in honor of the retiring professor.

  • a financial gift made to an institution, usually a university or college, that is invested to generate income to support the institution's activities


    The library was able to purchase new books thanks to the income generated by the endowed fund.

Origins of endowed

from Old French 'endouer', meaning 'provide with a dowry'


Summary: endowed in Brief

'Endowed' [ɪnˈdaʊd] means having a particular quality, ability, or asset. It can also refer to giving or bequeathing an income or property to a person or institution. Examples include 'She was endowed with a beautiful voice' and 'The scholarship was endowed by the alumni.' Phrases like 'self-endowed' and 'endowed chair' extend the concept of natural ability and financial support.