Please see the following sentence.
An 72-year-old Danish woamn who has no living relatives ________ her money to an animal park with the specific requirement that the money
benefit the zoo's chimps.
Answer is "B" What is the difference between "endow" and "bequeath"?
Why "endowed" is not proper as an answer?
The answer is B because to bequeath means to specify what happens to your money and estate after you die. To endow could be used in this sense, but it is more commonly used to give money to a person or organisation, usually for a specific purpose, during your life time. It is a very common practice in the USA for wealthier people to give money, often over a period of years, to endow, for example, a hospital ward. So this would be a regular and often long-term donation. It is perfectly possible that a bequest could be used to endow something after your death.