- to express or describe in prose or verse
- to put in writing; compose and write
Origin of inditeMiddle English enditen ; from Old French enditer ; from Late Latin an unverified form indictare: see indict
transitive verbin·dit·ed, in·dit·ing, in·dites
- To write; compose.
- To set down in writing.
- Obsolete To dictate.
Origin of inditeMiddle English enditen, from Old French enditer, from Vulgar Latin *indictare : Latin in-, toward; see in–2 + Latin dictare, to compose, to say habitually, frequentative of d&imacron;cere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present indites, present participle inditing, simple past and past participle indited)