transitive verb-·dued′, -·du′ing
- Now Rare to put on (a garment)
- to provide (with something); specif., to endow (with qualities, talents, etc.)
Origin of endueMiddle English endeuen from Old French enduire from Classical Latin inducere, to lead in (see induce): form and sense influenced, influence by Classical Latin induere (see indue) and endow
transitive verben·dued, en·du·ing, en·dues, also in·dued or in·du·ing or in·dues
- To provide with a quality or trait; endow: “A being whom I myself had formed, and endued with life, had met me at midnight among the precipices of an inaccesible mountain” ( Mary Shelley )
- To put on (a piece of clothing).
Origin of endueMiddle English enduen from Old French enduire to lead in, induct ( influenced by Middle English endowen to endow ) from Latin indūcere ; see induce . Sense 2, Middle English induen to clothe from Latin induere to put on ; see eu- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present endues, present participle enduing, simple past and past participle endued)
From Old French enduire, partly from Latin indūcere (“lead in”), partly from en- + duire.