endue

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verb en·due \ in-ˈdü , -ˈdyü , en- \
variants: or play \in-ˈdü, -ˈdyü\

Definition of endue

endued or indued; enduing or induing
transitive verb
1 :provide, endow
  • endued with the rights of a citizen
2 :imbue, transfuse
  • a mummy again endued with animation
  • —Mary W. Shelley
3
[Middle English induen; influenced by Latin induere to put on]
:put on, don

Examples of endue in a Sentence

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

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

Origin and Etymology of endue

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



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