endue also indue, c.1400, from O.Fr. enduire "lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate" (12c.), from L. inducere "to lead" (see INDUCE (Cf. induce)). Related: Endued.

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  • Endue — En*due , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enduing}.] [L. induere, prob. confused with E. endow. See {Indue}.] To invest. Latham. [1913 Webster] Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke xxiv …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endue — En*due , v. t. An older spelling of {Endow}. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endue — I verb accord, allot, allow, apportion, arm, assign, award, bestow, confer, dispense donate, empower, enable, endow, enrich, entrust, fortify, furnish, give, grant, hand out, invest, invigorate, make provision for, present, provide, strengthen,… …   Law dictionary

  • endue — endow, *dower Analogous words: *clothe, invest, vest: *furnish, equip, outfit, accouter: bestow, confer (see GIVE) Contrasted words: see those at ENDOW …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • endue — [en do͞o′, endyo͞o′; indo͞o, indyo͞o] vt. endued, enduing [ME endeuen < OFr enduire < L inducere, to lead in (see INDUCE): form and sense infl. by L induere (see INDUE) & ENDOW] 1. Now Rare to put on (a garment) 2. to provide (with… …   English World dictionary

  • endue — Indue In*due , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Induing}.] [Written also {endue}.] [L. induere to put on, clothe, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + a root seen also in L. exuere to put off, divest, exuviae the skin of an animal, slough,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endue — verb /ɪnˈdjuː,ɛnˈdjuː/ a) To take on, to take the form of. none but she it vewed, / Who well perceiued all, and all indewed. b) To clothe; to endow or invest (with a thing). My transport of the afternoon, and the m …   Wiktionary

  • endue — verb (T) formal endue sb with sth phrasal verb (T) to make someone have a lot of a good quality: endued with a spirit of public service …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • endue — /ɛnˈdju / (say en dyooh), /ən / (say uhn ) Rare –verb (t) (endued, enduing) 1. to put on; assume. –phrase 2. endue with, to invest or endow with (some gift, quality, or faculty): endued with life. {Middle English endew(en), from Old French… …  

  • endue — or indue transitive verb (endued or indued; enduing or induing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enduire to introduce, imbue, from Latin inducere more at induce Date: 15th century 1. provide, endow < endued with the rights of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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