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English noun: dower

1. dower (possession) money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

Synonymsdowery, dowry, portion

Broader (hypernym)gift

2. dower (possession) a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband

Broader (hypernym)estate for life, life estate

English verb: dower

1. dower (possession) furnish with an endowment

SamplesWhen she got married, she got dowered.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

Narrower (hyponym)benefice

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