[ en-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ɛnˈdu, -ˈdyu /

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.
Also indue.

Origin of endue

1350–1400; Middle English endewen to induct, initiate < Anglo-French, Old French enduire < Latin indūcere to lead in, cover, induce


un·en·dued, adjective
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Examples from the Web for enduing

  • This net has the power of enduing a prayer with wings, and all the appearance of a bird.

  • 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
  • In the meantime the morphine had its customary effect—that of enduing all the external world with an intensity of interest.

British Dictionary definitions for enduing



/ (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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