en·​due in-ˈdü How to pronounce endue (audio)
variants or indue
in-ˈdü How to pronounce endue (audio)
endued or indued; enduing or induing

transitive verb

: provide, endow
endued with the rights of a citizen
: imbue, transfuse
a mummy again endued with animationMary W. Shelley
[Middle English induen; influenced by Latin induere to put on] : put on, don

Examples of endue in a Sentence

professional soldiers endued with an ironclad sense of duty and honor she's always been endued with an unquenchable optimism

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of endue was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Endue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endue. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


en·​due in-ˈd(y)ü How to pronounce endue (audio)
endued; enduing
: to provide with a quality or power
endued with grace
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