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endue

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verb en·due \in-ˈdü, -ˈdyü, en-\

Definition of endue

en·dued or in·dueden·du·ing or in·du·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  provide, endow <endued with the rights of a citizen>

  3. 2 :  imbue, transfuse <a mummy again endued with animation — Mary W. Shelley>

  4. 3 [Middle English induen; influenced by Latin induere to put on] :  put on, don



Examples of endue

  1. <professional soldiers endued with an ironclad sense of duty and honor>

  2. <she's always been endued with an unquenchable optimism>



Variants of endue

or in·due \in-\

Origin of endue

Middle English, from Anglo-French enduire to introduce, imbue, from Latin inducere — more at induce


First Known Use: 15th century


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