- 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
Examples from the Web for endue
Historical Examples of endue
And with Love we cannot endue him, for that is desire in its supreme degree.The Hidden Power
Nothing was wanting to endue that drive with every illusion of a dream.Linda Lee, Incorporated
Louis Joseph Vance
Only a people like the French can endue fashion with absolutism.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees
Edwin Asa Dix
But did not you yourself come all the way from France to endue him with the duchy of Touraine?The Black Douglas
S. R. Crockett
But can you give little Gerda nothing to take which will endue her with power over the whole?Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
- (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
also indue, c.1400, from Old French enduire "lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate" (12c.), from Latin inducere "to lead" (see induce). Related: Endued.