endue

verb
en·​due | \ in-ˈdü How to pronounce endue (audio) , -ˈdyü, en- \
variants: or \ in-​ˈdü How to pronounce endue (audio) , -​ˈdyü \
endued or indued; enduing or induing

Definition of endue

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

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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

First Known Use of endue

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for endue

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

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“Endue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endue. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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