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endue

[ en-doo, -dyoo ]

verb (used with object)

, en·dued, en·du·ing.
  1. to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
  2. to put on; assume:

    Hamlet endued the character of a madman.

  3. to clothe.


endue

/ ɪnˈdjuː /

verb

  1. usually foll by with to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait
  2. rare.
    foll by with to clothe or dress (in)


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Other Words From

  • unen·dued adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of endue1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English endewen “to induct, initiate,” from Anglo-French, Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere “to lead in, cover, induce”; induce
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Word History and Origins

Origin of endue1

C15: from Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere, from dūcere to lead
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Example Sentences

And with Love we cannot endue him, for that is desire in its supreme degree.

But did not you yourself come all the way from France to endue him with the duchy of Touraine?

Free from jealousy, he wished that all Israelites might be prophets like himself, and that31 God would endue them with His spirit.

The copies, both quarto and folio, read, Endue our other healthful members even to a sense of pain.

Oh, that God may endue us both with grace and wisdom to discharge this solemn and important calling!

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