endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue
Meaning: give qualities or abilities to
Meaning: furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
He was one of the first great novelists to endow his women with independence of soul. With the majority of novelists, women are sexual or sentimental accidents.
It seemed to her that there was need to multiply such missions among the country poor, and no sooner had Vincent returned to her house than she offered him a large sum of money to endow a band of priests who would devote their lives to evangelizing the peasantry on her estates.