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endue

[ en-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ɛnˈdu, -ˈdyu /
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verb (used with object), en·dued, en·du·ing.
to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
to put on; assume: Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
to clothe.
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Also in·due [in-doo, -dyoo] /ɪnˈdu, -ˈdyu/ .

Origin of endue

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”; see induce

OTHER WORDS FROM endue

un·en·dued, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endue

endue

indue

/ (ɪnˈdjuː) /

verb -dues, -duing or -dued (tr)
(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 for endue

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