- 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 enduing
Historical Examples of 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)
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.