- to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
- to put on; assume: Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
- to clothe.
Origin of endue
1350–1400; Middle English endewen to induct, initiate < Anglo-French, Old French enduire < Latin indūcere to lead in, cover, induce
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for enduing
This net has the power of enduing a prayer with wings, and all the appearance of a bird.Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds
John Russell Russell
In the meantime the morphine had its customary effect—that of enduing all the external world with an intensity of interest.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
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
- (usually foll by with) to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait
- rare (foll by with) to clothe or dress (in)
C15: from Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere, from dūcere to lead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper