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[en-doo, -dyoo] /ɛnˈdu, -ˈdyu/
verb (used with object), endued, enduing.
to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
to put on; assume:
Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
to clothe.
Also, indue.
Origin of endue
1350-1400; Middle English endewen to induct, initiate < Anglo-French, Old French enduire < Latin indūcere to lead in, cover, induce
Related forms
unendued, adjective Unabridged
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  • This net has the power of enduing a prayer with wings, and all the appearance of a bird.

  • In the meantime the morphine had its customary effect—that of enduing all the external world with an intensity of interest.

  • Disgrace it is by the common consent of men--by long and enduing opinion--it would almost seem by the just judgment of God.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for enduing


verb (transitive) -dues, -duing, -dued
(usually foll by with) to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait
(rare) (foll by with) to clothe or dress (in)
Word Origin
C15: from Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere, from dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for enduing



also indue, c.1400, from Old French enduire "lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate" (12c.), from Latin inducere "to lead" (see induce). Related: Endued.

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